Essay on Jeffery Dahmer

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The serial killer that I chose to profile is Jeffery Dahmer. Dahmer brings both horrifying, yet amazing qualities to the table in the respect that he terrorized people, not only those that were his victims, but also people that lived both near and those around the country. Section I: Overview

- Jeffery Dahmer

- Born on May 21, 1960, at Evangelical Hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

- Jeffery Dahmer was found beaten by fellow inmates on the morning of November 28, 1994, as was pronounced dead at
9:11 a.m.

- Was given life imprisonment on 15 counts of murder committed in Wisconsin and one committed in Ohio, for which he was tried separately. He was sentenced to fifteen consecutive life terms for a total of 957 years in prison.

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By the time that Dahmer was in first grade, Lionel started to notice a change in the personality of the young boy. Dahmer had become very shy and showed a general lack of self-confidence. Jeff had become distant, whereas he use to be a very outgoing and friendly boy. By the age of fifteen, Jeff would ride around with plastic bags and collect the remains of animals for his own personal cemetery. He would strip the flesh from the bodies of dead animals that he had found. There is argument that he loved to torture animals, but that is unlikely because of the love of his own pets. The stripping of the dead animal’s flesh, but not any sort of harming his own animals showed Dahmer’s fascination with dead creatures. Dahmer became more introverted and isolated himself from the outside world. He was overcome with fantasies that would result in the emphasis of dead people and creatures as his main sexual desire.

Dahmer’s parents always had trouble in their marriage, stemming mainly from Dahmer’s mother’s various physical ailments and her ability to be high strung, which were likely to come from a background in which her father’s alcoholism affected her greatly.
Finally, these troubles in the marriage ended with divorce when Dahmer was eighteen.

Section III: The Crimes and the Victims

In my opinion, Dahmer was a disorganized killer because he was guilty of having most of the distinguishing qualities of that particular killer, rather than that of an

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