Section I: Overview
- Jeffery Dahmer
- Born on May 21, 1960, at Evangelical Hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
tried separately. He was sentenced to fifteen consecutive life terms for a total of 957 years in prison.
- Jeffery Dahmer was always seen as very shy and isolated at an early age. Dahmer had fantasies about killing men and having
sex with the corpses. Despite the early tendencies of his childhood, Dahmer didn?t act on any of these sexual fantasies until
eventually Hicks would be the first victim of Dahmer. Dahmer then enrolled at Ohio State University, only to flunk out within
about four years. In 1987, Dahmer killed his second victim, Steven Toumi, and would go on a ravenous murder spree after
- Victims were mainly homosexual men, mostly African-American
- Dahmer was active from June 1978 to July 22, 1991
Section II: Childhood
Dahmer was born on May 21, 1960, to Lionel and Joyce Dahmer. Dahmer was wanted and loved despite Joyce?s problems
fascinated with the bones of the dead animals. When Dahmer was six, he suffered from a double hernia and needed surgery to
correct the problem. After the surgery, Dahmer seemed to be emotionally scarred by it. It seemed as if he had been exposed
personality of the young boy. Dahmer had become very shy and showed a general lack of self-confidence. Jeff had become
stripping of the dead animal?s flesh, but not any sort of harming his own animals showed Dahmer?s fascination with dead
would result in the emphasis of dead people and creatures as his main sexual desire.
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
particular killer, rather than that of an organized serial killer. Dahmer was below average intelligence, low or average birth
out in gay bars and just pick up on the homosexuals that would inhabit them. It seems that Dahmer was particular to the
fantasies. Dahmer would also dismember the bodies of the victims and keep them in his apartment for safekeeping. When the
crime they smelled a very foul smell, which would be later learned to be the stench of the dead bodies that had been decaying
in his apartment. Dahmer had built a shrine to himself to remind him of all the victims that he had killed.
Section IV: The Killer
military duties, being discharged for alcoholism. Dahmer had a very distinct way of killing his victims as far as the overall setup
keep in a barrel, or acitize and put up on a shelf as a trophy. It is rumored that Dahmer used a chainsaw to dismember his
Section V: Apprehension and Disposition
A couple of months after Dahmer had killed the fourteen year-old boy, Konerak, two Milwaukee police officers were
patrolling a very high crime scene near Marquette University and they would be blown away at their findings. At about
midnight, the two officers sat in their squad car and observed an African-American male with handcuffs on one of his wrists.
bizarre manner. The two police officers hesitated, wanting to stay away from this homosexual affair, but proceeded to check
door. The officers questioned Dahmer about the handcuffs, and he gladly went towards the bedroom to retrieve the key.
into the bedroom before Dahmer. The officers were shocked when they found not only photographs of dead men, but also
dismembered bodies, skulls, and a human head in the refrigerator. Dahmer suddenly turned on one of the officers, but was
court was not in favor of this plea. Rather, Dahmer was convicted and was sentenced to fifteen consecutive life terms for a total
of 957 years in prison. Dahmer was paired up with two highly dangerous men on a work detail and on the morning of
November 28, 1994, Dahmer was beaten to death by these two men, when left alone to do their work.
Section VI: Assessment and Discussion
the killings because of a preexisting fault that he had committed. Dahmer was attracted to the bones of dead animals at a very
early age, and acted upon these feelings in the violent fantasies that he committed. Dahmer was affected by the divorce of his
parents, his moving around, and the operation that he received at an early age. Dahmer graduated from being fascinated by the
decaying bones of animals to the sexual, as well as violent fantasies, that led to the spree of killings that he committed. I think
that Dahmer had a very big problem with the isolation that he faced at an early age in life. Dahmer saw that his parents were
never happy, and maybe that?s why he had homosexual tendencies. Dahmer was continuously consumed with necrophilia,
which is the fetish with the dead. He not only collected the bodies of dead animals at an early age, but also he had fantasies
about killing people and then having sex with the corpses. I think that you have to put Jeffery Dahmer in a class all his own,
victims. This is not usually seen as a common attribute among serial killers today.