Jeffery Dahmer

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A Jeffrey Dahmer Story
Tyler Jones
Understanding Criminal Minds
December 2, 2014

Jeffrey Dahmer Fantasies can be strengthened by great amount of sex drive that assists in unusual behaviors; sexual murders are based on fantasies. The purposes of the fantasies are to take control of the victims; the killer wants the control because he/she has sought it since childhood. It is known that very few serial killers have healthy relation with their parents. “Jeffrey Dahmer was born on May 21,1960, in Milwaukee; his parents were Lionel and Joyce Dahmer. Joyce had problems during her pregnancy and started taking drugs to treat her sickness” (Fischoff, 1996). After Jeffrey was born he had difficulties with his legs and needed help with his legs for four months. Despite this problem he seemed to grow up as a healthy beautiful child, but at one point his mother started to refuse to breast-feed him. Since she could not handle breast-feeding, this increased her consumption of antidepressant and psychotropic drugs. “After a few years the couple moved six times in their first years of marriage. In 1962, the family moved to Iowa. Lionel had been accepted to a doctoral program in chemistry; in this period Jeffrey got sick very often and required several injections to treat the infections” (Fischoff, 1996). “When he started preschool his interest for insects and animals was starting to take form, in fact, he helped his father in nursing a owl they found. When Jeffrey was four, Lionel found some dead animals in decomposition and at that time Jeffrey touched the bones and broke them into pieces” (LaBrode, 2007). He liked to play with small bones; it was a thrilling experience to him. Lionel was almost absent, due to his career, he also did not spend any time with Jeffrey. He was beginning to show to be shy and was refusing to do the activities the other children…...

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