The growing number of podcasts, shows, series and books devoted to criminal cases confirms the fascination they exert. Immersing themselves in various files (Xavier Dupont de Ligonnès, Jonathan Daval, Villemin affair...), philosophers Mathias Roux, an academic in Bordeaux, and Emmanuel Roux, a senior civil servant, deciphering the mysteries of crime stories with a great deal of anthropology, psychoanalysis and sociology. The two brothers publish Le Goût du crime. Investigation into the power of attraction of criminal cases (Actes Sud).
THE FIGARO. - How to explain that the Villemin and Dupont de Ligonnès cases, respectively 40 and 12 years after the facts, continue to make so much talk?
Mathias ROUX. - They are "nesting" cases in the sense that they contain all the characteristics of a "case": the course and dramatic intensity of the facts, the inability to reach a truth despite the means mobilized, the existential and moral depth...
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