Loading presentation...

Present Remotely

Send the link below via email or IM


Present to your audience

Start remote presentation

  • Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
  • People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
  • This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
  • A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
  • Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article

Do you really want to delete this prezi?

Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.



No description

Josh Egan

on 29 May 2014

Comments (0)

Please log in to add your comment.

Report abuse

Transcript of DENNIS NIlSEN

Dennis Nilsen
-Born November 23rd 1945 in Fraserburgh, Scotland
-As a result of a bad marriage he lived with his Mother and Sister.
-When he was 6, he grandfather passed away, later on Nilsen went on to admit that this lead to his behavioral psychopathology.
-Mother went on too remarry and have 4 children, making Nilsen feel alone and abandoned.
-At the age of 16 he enlisted into the army and became a chef, serving as the butcher.
-He went through police training where he discovered his fascination for morbid bodies and morgs.
-Nielsen was an open homosexual and in 1975, he took up cohabitation with David Gallichan
-This lasted two years and, when Gallichan left, Nilsen's life began a downward spiral into alcohol and loneliness, that culminated in the first murder

A Modern Day Bar
-Victims were students or homeless men whom he picked up in bars
-Nilsen strangled and drowned his victims during the night, waking up with little memory of what he had done
-Would Chop the bodies up and burn them in his backyard, using rubber in the fire to cover up the smell.
-Before being caught for his crimes, he had never had a run in with the police before this.

Criminal Background
A painting Dennis drew of
-Found dead bodies interesting

-Didn't want to be left alone as he felt abandoned from the death of his grandfather.

-Mortified from seeing his grandfathers dead body when he was 6.

-He took an interest in dead things.

-Hated being alone.

Physiological Traits
Nielsen Commited 15 Murders
-Nilsen would always go to a bar and convince a young man to go home with.

-Nilsen would then proceed to have sexual interactions with the man.

-After they fall asleep he would strangle them and then drown them.

-Then he would wash the body and keep it around for a couple of days as "Company".

Method Used To Kill
Types of Victims.
Nilsen always targeted men
-The victims he would target would always be men.

-He had a total of 15 kills, all using the same method.

-Usually would target the younger, vulnerable looking men at the bar.

-Did target one homeless man.
-Nilsen portrayed traits of a disorganized killer
-Lives alone
-Had a secret hiding place
-Live at the crime scene
-Low interest in media attention

-He also displayed some organized traits
-Masculine image
-Controlled emotions during crime

-Nilsen was more of a disorganized killer because of the way he committed the crimes.
Organized or Disorganized killer?
-Nilsen was charged with six counts of murder and two charges of attempted murder. He pleaded “Not Guilty” to all charges, citing diminished responsibility due to mental defect.
-The judge sentenced Dennis Nilsen to life in prison, without eligibility for parole for at least 25 years.
-Between 1978-1972

-15 Victims

-All murdered by strangulation
and drowned.
Full transcript