I honestly don't see the problem with researching serial killers, it's a way to figure out why these people end up doing such horrible things, it's incredibly important to research these things so we can get a better understanding of preventing such tragedies. I feel like a good bit of people who do research serial killers don't do it because they fawn over them but rather they're interested in the physiological stuff.
people who can reasonably say theyre researching serial killers to figure out what caused them to murder people & prevent similar tragedies: psychologists writing peer reviewed journals for new treatment methods and early warning signs
NOT people who can justify that shit: a bunch of obsessive stans on tumblr
what are you gonna do my dude. walk into a clinic and demand to speak to the psychiatrist immediately about this revolutionary new information you found
“doc get this- those dudes who shot up columbine? they had ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOR and BAD CHILDHOODS”
congratulations anon, no ones ever questioned why people become serial killers before. the true crime community has fucking saved us all by making edgy emo gifs of the CCTV footage of columbine high school. thanks to all these people wondering what charles mansons ballsack smelt like and crying over his death, we can now unravel a whole totally unexplored new chapter in psychology about “why he do bad thing :(” with the STARTLING fucking revelations delivered STRAIGHT TO YOU by the tumblr true crime fandom, that NEGLECT IN CHILDHOOD can lead to SEVERE MENTAL INSTABILITY.
also either you sent me like 20 fucking paragraph long messages about how this bullshit fandom is “helping research”, or the true crime community is way more annoying than i thought.