On October 30th, 2018 the Stone House Center for Public Humanities will be hosting its annual Socrates Cafe at the Collage Coffee and Art House in Grove City. Taking place one day before Halloween, the topic is most fitting. In a world of True Crime podcasts, documentaries, TV shows, and Hollywood movies, where do we ethically draw the line? When does fascination with infamous serial killers turn into glamorization? When does investigative journalism turn into breaching victim's privacy? At the same time, the rise of 'armchair detectives' finally finding answers for long cold cases has brought so many answers to so many families. In some instances, it has even brought about long over-due arrests or changed the way we police and prosecute crime for the better. Whether you proudly identify as a "murderino," simply watch the occasional Netflix true crime documentary, or are just curious as to why they cast American heartthrob Zac Efron as Ted Bundy -- we want to hear from you. Join us and the SRU Philosophy department for coffee and good conversation from 6 pm - 7:30 pm as we discuss why we're fascinated with True Crime and the ethical implications that comes with it.
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