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How exposure to true crime coverage will affect us psychologically

True crime has become ubiquitous in pop culture today. From the wall-to-wall cable coverage to documentaries on streaming services like Netflix and Hulu, it seems true crime is here to stay.

But, as content has become more and more graphic, what does all of this exposure to violent crime have on us psychologically? For that, The Show turned to Amanda Vicary, chair of the psychology department at Illinois Wesleyan University to discuss the issue. 

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Lauren Gilger, host of KJZZ's The Show, is an award-winning journalist whose work has impacted communities large and small, exposing injustices and giving a voice to the voiceless and marginalized.