The Criminology Reading Group presents an online event with Dr Nerea Barjola (University of the Basque Country), Dr Gemma Flynn (University of Strathclyde), and Dr Kerstin-Anja Münderlein (University of Bamberg), who will discuss the following question: Why are we fascinated by crime stories and what role does the media play in this? The speakers will each have 10 minutes to address this question, which will then be followed by a Q&A session.