It’s heeerrree! The Ebonistas True Crime Episode! The Ebonistas get into the psychology behind True Crime fans, spoofs, and Jabby raps. Yes, raps!
“Serial killers excite and tantalize people, much like traffic accidents, train wrecks, or natural disasters. The public’s fascination with them can be seen as a specific manifestation of its more general fixation on violence and calamity,”, according to Scott Bonn, PhD. He also states that when watching or listening to the stories of the criminal investigation gives a rush of adrenaline, not just fear of what the criminal may have done, but it also adds some insight on why they did so the viewer feels that by watching the story they can prevent something similar from happening to them.
Sources: Brandwatch.com, Psychology Today, Reddit, Portlandia