fascination with the criminal mind

United States
February 7, 2007 4:06pm CST
I love to read true crime stories andbooks. I'm fascinated with what goes on inside the minds of criminals. Do you find this interesting?
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@bkfuels (1606)
• Canada
10 Feb 07
I read nothing but true crime books.Still my all time favorite is Helter Skelter. I also have seen every true crime movie that has been made. I find it totally fascinating.
• United States
10 Feb 07
I am definitely a fan of the book and movie. I've always had a fascination with Charles Manson. It's hard to explain but the whole story is just crazy and interesting. I've also lately found myself watching the true crime shows on Court Tv late at night.
@ash2_hot (224)
• India
7 Feb 07
I am also fascinated by the crimes committed by the criminals if not their minds. I was fascinated and loved to watch the crime shows on discovery channel. I used to findout the flaws in their technique of crime and think of ways to do it foolproof. And when i would have done that I would think on ways to solve it. wierd isnt it;-)
• China
15 Jun 07
no. On the contrary, it shows how clever you are!
@Ciniful (1589)
• Canada
7 Feb 07
I've always had an interest in true crime ... Bundy, Gacey, Manson, and some of the not so famous but just as interesting. I think with many there's an overwhelming desire to understand how a human mind could justify the acts they've done, as if understanding the person will help us understand why they've done the things they've done. It won't, but we keep trying none the less.
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• China
15 Jun 07
I am a crime story fan myself. CSI and Criminal Minds are my favorite. I think they are even better than Sherlock Holmes.
• United States
17 May 07
If you came to my house on any givin day, you'd find my t.v. on some murder show. I have a library full of murder, suspense, and whacked out books. I have also read many true crime books, and I gotta tell you that 'Sara Sidle' said it best- it always amazes me what people do to each other. I think it has made me a more aware mom and person, because I am aware what kind of people share this planet with me.
@sunup13 (420)
• Canada
19 Mar 07
Defintely, I think for me it verges on obcession. I took Psychology in University and then my Masters in Corrections, I hope to be a counsellor in a prison one day. I read Psych books for fun! I love all true crime books and even some of the fictional writers like Jeffery Deaver (my fav) are amazing because they are so realistic. I would love to be a profiler but it takes so much schooling.
• United States
26 Feb 07
I also find criminal minds fascinating yet disturbing. I love to read true crime stories, as well as some fiction like stephen king. I have taken psychology in college and even then abnormal psychology was very interesting. I think a lot of people wonder why some people are this way, as any normal person would never consider doing what most criminals do.