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Jeffery Dahmer
Hannah Bialas
CRJ 308: Psychology of Criminal Behavior
Instructor: David Ojo
October 6, 2014

Introduction Everyone knows that there are many killers out there in the world but some were made famous because of what they did. Jeffery Dahmer is a famous case that really has an interesting story behind it. Behind every killer there is something that made them that way which could include many aspects of one’s life. The Jeffery Dahmer case has many aspects as well as different theories as to what made him the way he was and made him to the things he did.
Childhood History Jeffery Dahmer was first born and go little attention from his parents but then another child came along and he did not like getting less attention than he already did. After he was no longer the only child that is when the problems started. “He was born into a loving household and was a happy child till he was six, when his brother was born and he received some minor surgery then he became increasingly insular and lacking in self-confidence” (The Dominion Post, 2007). Soon after the family ended up in Ohio which made Jeffery Dahmer’s life darker because he became less social or more insecure and ended up with no friends because of these issues. He had a hard time making friends because he was into death, taxidermy, and flesh which can make it very difficult to make any type of friends. According to Dahmer he had thoughts of murder and necrophilia around the age 14 which was after his parent’s marriage became rough and eventually turned into a divorce. During the divorce there was a custody battle that did not really involve him. His parents fought over his brother and not him but this was mostly because he was actually over the age of eighteen already so he was not considered to be a child any longer and custody was not entitled to either parent. He ended up moving in with…...

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