Jeffrey Dahmer Student Response

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Student Response Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer (May 21, 1960 November 28, 1994), also known as the Milwaukee Cannibal or the Milwaukee Monster, was an American serial killer and sex offender, who committed the rape, murder, and dismemberment of 17 men and boys from 1978 to 1991. Many of his later murders involved necrophilia, cannibalism, and the permanent preservation of body parts. Dahmer has been described as being an "energetic and happy child" until he became notably subdued after undergoing a double hernia surgery, which was performed shortly before his fourth birthday. He recalled his early years of family life as being of "extreme tension" which he noted between his parents, whom he observed to be constantly arguing with each other. There were concerns regarding his behavior early in the one teacher described Dahmer as a reserved child whom she sensed…show more content…
This teacher did note that this sense of neglect seemed to stem from his mother's illnesses. It appears that Dahmer did have a lot of friends. It is clear there were issues and concerns with Dahmer beause his dismembered these animals and stored the parts in jars in the family's wooden toolshed, always explaining that he was curious as to how each animal "fitted together". One time he decapitated the carcass of a dog before nailing the animal's body to a tree. He later impaled the skull of this dog upon a stake beside a wooden cross in woodland behind his house. Dahmer's fascination with dead animals might have begun when, at the age of four, he noted his father removing animal bones from beneath the family home. He was instantly developed a fixation for playing with and collecting animal bones. His early years and development

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