My project investigates ethical decision making when producing a true-crime documentary. In the last 6 years, we have seen an explosion in popularity of the genre, which has led to distributors and broadcasters producing more true crime content than ever before. My research will question the degree to which filmmakers are considering traditional documentary ethics in light of the genre's increasing popularity by using a variety of audio-visual experiments, culminating in a 60-minute documentary thesis. Bill Nichols (2006) states that 'documentary filmmaking is more of an artistic practice than a scientific experiment' and goes on to say that 'art recoils from rules and so will the ethics of documentary.' With these distinctions in mind, I will analyse current true crime documentaries to evaluate whether they are becoming more 'artistic' and thus abandoning ethics in favour of adopting the rhythms and structures of narrative storytelling. Ultimately, I will be asking the question: can true crime be entertaining and on the right side of ethics?