The main element worthy of ‘discovery’ in the interviewees’ narratives corresponds to the unexpected profundity of certain crime-related experiences. Reactions to crime can thus be considered an anchor sunk deep down in individual depths and capable of triggering radical questioning in them. An anchor because if, on one hand, crime fascinates and seduces, leading people into ‘underwater’ worlds, on the other it is something to return to, something which places us and others within society. As interested viewers we are kept anchored to our humanity, to the fact of being part of a social group. If this is the “era of conjunction”, the fascination with crime is, in its contemporary version, a phenomenon made up of contradictions: it can be proposed in its more boorishly spectacularised version and, at the same time, in certain specific circumstances, favour significant thought on the meaning of death and our journey through life.
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