Call for caution on crime binge watching

Australia's growing obsession with gruesome crimes is disrespecting victims, glorifying offenders and exposing young minds to graphic violence potentially harmful to their mental health, criminal case experts say.

Criminal psychologist, Tim Watson-Munro, says the vast majority of consumers of true crime and crime fiction – delivered via books, television, games or podcasts – were simply exposed to benign if “perverse” examples of entertainment.

  • Linda Morris
  • The Sydney Morning Herald

But for the socially isolated, mentally ill and young, impressionable children and teenagers repeated exposure can desensitise individuals to …

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