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Jeffrey Dahmer

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Gabbi Thatcher

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Gabbi Thatcher and Brooke Deemer Jeffrey Dahmer Introduction Slide
Introduction: Childhood and Highschool years
First Kills
Modus Operendi
Capture and Jail Time
Bibliography Introduction Jeffrey Dahmer was born in Milwaukee on May 21, 1960.
He led a happy childhood until the age of 6 years old, when he had to undergo a surgery for a double hernia*.
This surgery changed him (from his usually fun, happy, normal self to someone who was more dark and reserved) leading to his legendary insecurity that may have caused some motive behind his murders. His insecurities were mostly due to the fact that no one had explained to him what exactly was going on and why he needed surgery in the first place. He felt terrified because of random strangers cutting him open and exploring his body. After the surgery, he felt exposed and open.

* A hernia is a condition in which part of an organ is displaced and protrudes through the wall of the cavity containing it Biography Around the same time of the surgery, Dahmer and his family moved out to Ohio for a job opportunity that Dahmer's father had taken. They moved to the city of Bath Township, where Dahmer's insecurities increased. He remained friendless thanks to his tense and disengaged attitude.
In 1968, Dahmer was sexually molested by another neighbor. The neighbor was young, like Dahmer, but the incident remained unreported, and Dahmer's understanding of crimes got worse. He figured it was okay to commit such acts because there were no consequences.
His parents were also acting out violently towards each other. He understood that perhaps home wasn't particularly always a safe place. Biography Part 2 At the age of ten, Dahmer began to experiment with roadkill and other dead animals, decapitating their heads from their bodies, bleaching chicken bones in acid, and nailing a dog's body to a tree while mounting its head on a stake. His parents were disturbed, but thought that this was simply a phase. This was also around the time where Dahmer began to have homosexual urges.
During highschool, he was usually isolated from any groups of people. He learned that if he could drink, he could fit in. Soon, he relied heavily on alcohol and drank every day, becoming an alcoholic.
He graduated from Revere High School in June, 1978. His parents also filed for divorce and they battled for custody over Dahmer. He felt even more alone and was left in the house in Bath Township, leaving him to his malevolent fantasies. Biography Part 3 Dahmer made his first kill on June 24, 1978 in Richfield, Ohio where he had just graduated.
He was a freshman at Ohio State University and his drinking problem was even worse. That day, he met 19 year old Steven Hicks. Steven was hitchhiking and had asked for a ride. Dahmer suggested they go back to his home. Hicks agreed, and the two drank and had sexual intercourse. The next morning, when Hicks wanted to leave, Dahmer hit him in the head and proceeded to kill him. He cut up the body and buried him in garbage bags. Years later, Dahmer returned and crushed up the bones and spread them around the woods, now making it impossible to find Hicks. Dahmer's reason for the murder was simply becuase he "didn't want {Steven} to go." First Kill Dahmer wouldn't kill again for another nine years. After failing out of college, his father suggested that Dahmer go into the Army, which he did as a medic. He was discharged for drunkenness.
In 1988, Dahmer was arrested for raping/fondling a 13 year old boy, but was given 5 years probation after convincing the judge that he simply needed therapy. However, he had to serve 10 months in prison and register as a sex offender. First Arrest On May 21, 1991, a boy named Konerak Sinthasomphone almost got away from Dahmer's ruthless killing. He escaped the apartment and was wandering down the street- drill holes in his head and extremely intoxicated- when curious passersby called the police. Konerak pleaded to the police that he had escaped from the wrath of a killer, but when the police showed up at Dahmer's doorstep with Konerak in tow, Dahmer calmly stated that the 14 year old boy was his 18 year old lover and was simply drunk. The police believed Dahmer and left Konerak with him. Dahmer proceeded to torture and then murder Konerak, who was never found after that.
The police never ran a background check on Dahmer and four more boys died after that before he was caught. They never noticed the stench of dead bodies upon coming to Dahmer's doorstep and were actually joking about the two "lover's quarrel." Konerak was only 14 years old and was, in fact, the brother that Dahmer had raped earlier. His mother demanded police tell her where her son was, but the police brushed her off by saying he "was a man" and he should be able to take care of himself. Almost Getting Caught Dahmer had a routine when it came to murdering his victims:
1. Meet victims at a gay bar
2. Entice them with promises of money and booze in exchange for photographs
3. Once home, he would drug them, torture them and usually kill them by strangulation
4. He would have sex with the dead bodies
5. He kept trophies of heads and skulls in the fridges and occasionally eat the organs
6. Most of his victims were African American Routine By July 1991, he was killing people at least once a week.
On July 22, 1991, Tracy Edwards had escaped from Dahmer. He was supposed to have been the 18th victim to be killed.
He was (like Konerak) found wandering the street. This time, when he led police to Dahmer's apartment, the police believed him. Dahmer calmly tried to shrug off Edwards' claims, but when he saw that he was getting nowhere, he panicked and eventually confessed. Capture A human head and 3 bags of organs, 2 of them hearts, were in the fridge
3 heads, a torso and various internal organs were inside a free-standing freezer
Chemicals, formaldehyde, ether and chloroform plus 2 skulls, 2 hands and male genitalia and various photographs of his victims in the closet
A box with 2 skulls inside
A 57-gallon vat filled with acid and 3 torsos
Victims' identification
Bleach used to clean skulls and bones
Incense sticks- neighbors complained about the smell
Tools- claw hammer, 3/8" drill, 1/16" drill, drill bits
A hypodermic needle
Various videos, some pornographic
King James Bible Evidence Found Dahmer was indicted on 17 murder charges (later reduced to 15).
The testimony was based on Dahmer's 160 page confession and witnesses.
The Jury deliberated for 5 hours and found that he was guilty on 15 charges of murder.
Since there was no death penalty in the state the trial was being held in, he was sentenced to 937 years in prison. Trial and Results At the end of the trial, Dahmer said:
"I hated no one. I knew I was sick or evil or both. Now I belive I was sick. The doctors have told me about my sickness, and now I have some peace. I know how much harm I have caused...Thank God there will be no more harm that I can do. I believe that only the Lord Jesus Christ can save me from my sins...I ask for no consideration." Quote Dahmer was sent to Columbia Correctional Facility. There were only two attempts on his life by other inmates. The first time, an inmate attempted to slash Dahmer's throat with a razor blade, but Dahmer escaped with superficial wounds.
On Novemeber 29, 1994, Dahmer and inmate Jesse Anderson were beaten to death by fellow inmate Christopher Scarver (they were beaten with a broomstick handle). Dahmer died of severe head trauma on his way to the hospital. Anderson died two days later.
The gaurds had left the troubled Scarver with the inamtes for an unknown reason. The guards received no punishment. Death After Dahmer's death, there was a massive debate over whether the science department should get to look at his brain, or if his family had the right to keep the brain.
Dahmer's father wanted to respect Dahmer's wish of cremation immediately after death, but his mother opposed the idea, wishing to hand over his brain to science.
The case went to court and the judge sided with Dahmer's father. Dahmer was cremated a year after his death. After Death Ricky Beeks
Joseph Bradehoft.
Jamie Doxtator
Richard Guerrero
Steven Hicks
Anthony Hughes
Oliver Lacy
Errol Lindsey
Ernest Miller
Anthony Sears
Konerak Sinthasomphone
Edward Smith
Curtis Straughter
David Thomas
Steven Tuomi
Matt Turner
Jeremy Weinberger Victim List Occasionally, Dahmer would not kill his victims on purpose, but the torture would be simply too intense. On at least one recorded victim, Dahmer had drilled a hole in one of his victim's head and poured acid into the brain, which had eventually killed the victim. Dahmer stated that he hadn't wanted any of his victims to die, but he wanted a sexual compliant partner who would have been willing to do anything without a fight. He was just lonely and wanted companionship, but always felt that if he didn't kill his victims, they would leave him. Method The strain theory suggests that social structure within society may pressure citizens to commit crime. Jeffrey Dahmer fits well into this theory because he felt he was too strange to fit into society. After his surgery, his antisocial behavior deteriorated most relationships he was involved in outside those of his family. The society, as well as himself, pressured him into committing crimes and murdering his victims. The Strain Theory The outsider theory suggests there is a person or group that has the stigma put on them. They are also known as the "bad seed." Jeffrey Dahmer was considered an outsider because of his heavily antisocial personality. He was ostracized from most groups before he learned that drinking would make him more acceptable in society. He was accepted into a group of kids that drank every night, and this may have been the source of his severe alcoholism. The Outsider Theory Psychologists view criminal behavior as a function of a disturbed personality structure. Those who are psychotic have a tendency to act hyperactive, impulsive and unstable in personality. This can lead to dangerous, aggressive, antisocial and anxious behavior. Jeffrey Dahmer suffered from this disease, being both anxious and antisocial in behavior. He isolated himself from society in order to indulge in his psychotic fantasies. Psychopath http://www.biography.com/people/jeffrey-dahmer-9264755/videos Video http://abcnews.go.com/Archives/video/feb-17-1992-jeffrey-dahmer-sentenced-12815332 http://abcnews.go.com/Archives/video/nov-28-1994-jeffrey-dahmer-killed-jail-12236949 Man who killed Jeffery Dahmer http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/serial_killers/notorious/dahmer/index.html
http://crime.about.com/od/serial/a/dahmer.htm Bibliography Specific Deterrence- motive for extreme tortures and physical punishments, threats of punishments can't deter would-be criminals and offenders need harsh punishment in order to not repeat their crimes.

Dahmer exhibits this kind of theory because he had no sympathy for his victims and preferred to torture his victims. He also asked that his punishment be extremely severe. Choice Theory: Specific Deterrence
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