Since most of Dahmer’s victims were African American males, many people believed his acts had to do with racism. Dahmer’s childhood was normal, however, he became antisocial and reserved as he got older due to his family’s move from Wisconsin to Ohio. He began showing no interest in hobbies and became less socially interactive around the age of 10. He started to have an interest for dead animals and started drinking during
John Wayne Gacy or "Pogo the clown" as many knew him, remains as one of today's most popular serial killers. Gacy was raised quiet boy who worked odd jobs for money. At the age of 11, Gacy hit his head while playing on a swing set causing a blood clot in his brain that was not discovered till the age of 16. A year later he was diagnosed with a heart condition that he was hospitalized for several times during the period of his life. After dropping out of high school during his senior year just prior to graduation, John Wayne Gacy flew to Las Vegas where he was employed part-time as a janitor in order to save up enough money to buy a ticket to fly to Chicago.
A perfect male example when dealing with sadism is David Parker Ray “Toy Box Killer”. Unfortunately he was raised in a broken home where he was repeatedly abused by his father who later abandoned him. By the age of 13 he began fantasizing about torturing women by using bondage and other sexual acts. As time progressed he would reach “orgasm when masturbating only by fantasizing murdering a women” (Stone, p.144), by the time he reached adulthood, he decide to build a torture chamber later known as the Toy Box.
Jeffrey Dahmer was a famous murderer from 1978 until 1991. During the time he was free he killed seventeen men by meeting them at gay bars, bus stops, and other places, promising them sex or money if they followed him home. Upon arriving to his house Jeffrey would give them drugs that were laced with alcohol before suffocating them to death. He would take pictures of the men after he killed them and proceeded to have sexual intercourse with their dead bodies. Dahmer went so far with these killings that he kept some parts of the bodies as souvenirs such as, their genitals, tongues, and skulls.
The theory used in this journal pertains to the race, age, and gender of a serial killer; how they kill, the race, age, and gender of the victim; and how the killer lived before and during the killings. Before beginning his own study, Pakhomou (2004) found that “Serial (sexual killers are believed to be mostly white males in their twenties and thirties (at the time of the crimes) with above-average intelligence who commit intra-racial (within the same racial group) murders of strangers” (p. 220). Approximately half of them never had consensual sex with another adult, some joining the military, about half did not finish high school, and they had a history of burglary and sexual offenses prior to murders. There is no set reason or evidence that explains why people commit sexual homicide; however, there are many theories. One set factor that all researchers agree on is that “the most monstrous and most perverse sexual acts are usually committed by persons of sound mind, who are functionally rigid (in terms of a number of activities that they carry on), obsessed with fantasy and who have a determination to do what they want” (Pakhomou, 2004, p. 221).
Jeffrey Dahmer was a serial killer in the late 1900’s. He murdered seventeen young men and boys between the years of 1978 - 1991. He would kidnap them, take them back to his apartment, and murder them or rape them. Sometimes, he would murder them first and then rape them or he would rape them and then murder them. After one of his kills he would cut off their limbs and put them into trash bags and store them away.
Ted Bundy is another famous sociopath. He was executed in 1989, but before his execution he admitted to killing at least 30 young women. “From birth Bundy was already in a category in which the FBI survey found 43 percent of sexual and serial killers: he had only one parent” (twisted minds). His early years were a little complicated because he kept changing his story. His mother left him in behind after he was born and he fell in love with a woman who left him as well.
According to the film Miss Representation women only direct seven percent and write thirteen percent of the top two hundred and fifty films and only make up three percent of the five-hundred CEOs in the filmmaking business. There are many men who see women as sex objects that are catty and manipulative. Men make up ninety-seven percent of CEOs in the filmmaking business that is probably the reason why women shown like sex objects in movies. Second, is the way society objectifies women. The word objectifies is defined as “to degrade to the status of a mere object” says Wikipedia and that is exactly what society has done to women.
Movie Review of American History X American History X is directly related to racism as a social issue. The film is about a day in the life of Danny whose brother Derek was the leader of a Neo-Nazi group. Derek was sentenced to prison for 3 years because of killing two black people who attempted to steal his car. In his prison years, he was raped by the Neo-Nazi’s, changed his world view with the help of black man who was working with Derek in laundry service of prison and had a transition from blind-hatred to enlightened man who is trying to steer his brother back from being controlled by racist beliefs.
In eleven states, at least 1 in 20 black adults are in prison. Research shows that prosecutors are twice as likely to pursue a mandatory minimum sentence for black people as for white people charged with the same crime. One in nine black children and one in 38 Latino children have an incarcerated parent, compared to one in 57 white children.
Researchers later discovered that, “ In a series of studies involving more than 1,500 people, the researchers found that an unknown black male is conceived of similarly to an unknown white male who has been convicted of assault” (Hewitt 1). This may be the missing link to explain why African Americans are less likely to receive job prospects than their white counterparts. In 2004,the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Chicago composed various fake resumes and sent them into large corporations. The resumes were identical apart from one small detail: the names. There was a set of resumes with stereotypical black names and a set with generic white names.
There are about 5,000 to 8,000 members in the U.S. today. Trial of Josephus Anderson was when an African American was charged with murder of a white police officer. The local KKK was upset because they didn’t reach a verdict, they believed that they couldn’t because some of the jury members were African American On May 17th, 2000, the FBI announced the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church Bombing was done by the KKK splinter group (Cahaba Boys). There were 4 men involved Robert Chambliss, Herman Cash, Thomas Blanton and Bobby Cherry. Cash was dead, Blanton and Cherry were arrested.
The case against the men, always weak, fell apart after DNA evidence implicated another man whose possible involvement had been somehow overlooked by the authorities even though he lived only a block from where the victim’s body was found, and he had admitted to committing a similar rape and murder around the same time. The startling shift in fortunes for the men, Henry Lee McCollum, 50, who has spent three decades on death row, and Leon Brown, 46, who was serving a life sentence, provided one of the most dramatic examples yet of the potential harm from false, coerced confessions and of the power of DNA tests to exonerate the innocent. As friends and relatives of the two men wept, a Superior Court judge in Robeson County, Douglas B. Sasser, said he was vacating their convictions
heartbeat and told Edwards that he would eat Edward’s heart. Edwards convinced Dahmer to stop and drink beer with him on the couch. When Dahmer was losing concentration Edwards punched Dahmer in the face and he ran for the front door. Edwards then flagged down two Milwaukee police officers and told them that Dahmer had held him prisoner. The police accompanied Edwards to Dahmer’s apartment.