Jeffrey Dahmer was known as Milwaukee Cannibal lead a life that wasn’t normal. American national who lived for 34 years had a wide criminal history. He was known as a rapist, sex offender, and murderer of 17 victims. Eventually, he was imprisoned for what he did.
Jeffrey Dahmer suffered from personality and psychotic disorder.
It was due to his mental illness he was provoked to perform such acts but this cannot justify the lives which were lost due to his actions. He was finally beaten to death by his fellow mate at the jail. He got imprisoned for his ill actions.
The environment of Jeffrey Dahmer’s home affected his mental health.
None of the parent devoted much time to their son. Habits of his parents were not like a normal family. His mother Joyce Dahmer was also mentally affected. She was an attention seeker. She demanded attention all the time. After his birth she spent most of the time in bed seeking recovery. She was an addict. His father spent most of the time at his university.
Jeffrey Dahmer committed his first murder in 1978 at the age of 18.
Dahmer was too young to take this step but circumstances forced him to do so. Jeffrey was alone in his home when he took a young Hitchhicker. After killing him during materbutation he cut his parts and then buried the corpse in the backyard. This totally showed his mental sickness.
After his mother’s sucide he used to live with his father and step mother. There lived his grandmother. His grandmother was the only person who had affection for him. She was the only family member who had a feeling of care and love for him.
Jeffrey Dahmer got his firts job at a chocolate factory.
The series of weird events continued. At his factory knowing that he was bisexual he was approached by many men. Although he didn’t respond to them but this event stayed in his mind. He had a male statue in his cupboard which he used for sexual stimulation. Finally when his grand mother came to know he wasa asked to discard it.
Jeffrey Dahmer used to get angry on his sexual partner. He used such activities to relax as he was frustrated with the world. For this reason he used to intoxicate his partner with sleeping pills.
Jeffrey Dahmer was proved insane after the charge of all the murders.
Although Dahmer was proved guilty but he was suffering from mental sickness. The prosecution claimed that it is not the mental sickness Jeffrey Dahmer wasn’t able to resist his impulses because of his personality disorders. They rejected the defence argument thatDahmer was insane.
Forensic psychiatrist Dr. Philip passed the statement that Dahmer wasn’t suffering from mental sickness. Another testifier DR. Fosdel testified that Dahmer wasn’t mentally ill when he performed all the murders. Rather he stated Dahmer as a cunning person who is actively tackling all the situations right now.
The last witness for the prosecution was Dr. Park who testified that he didn’t believe that Jeffrey Dahmer is mentally sick. Dr. Park diagnosed Dahmer with substance abuse and schizotypal personality disorder.
The trail lasted two weeks and Jeffrey Dahmer was proved to be not suffering from any mental disease. Finally he was pleaded guilty for the attempt of 15 murders. He was sent for the trail for his first murder; Steven Hicks.
Jeffrey’s Dahmer estate was distributed among 11 of his victim’s families after his death.
11 out of 17 victim’s families sued for damage. His estate was given as alternate. Dahmer’s possessions were destroyed soon and were buried in a landfill. All the places he used for murders and rapes were demolished and are now considered as a vacant plot.
Many factors played a part in building such a personality like Jeffrey Dahmer. He was not a killer by profession. He used to narrate his family problems and issues. Although he wasn’t mentally sick as proved by the officials still he was suffering from mental anxiety. He had been through circumstances which made him do this.
Moreover, his homosexuality added fuel to the fire. He was provoked by many others. Personality disorders and solitude were the factors that resulted in such crimes. But there is nothing such justification we can use for taking someone’s life. He did wrong and suffered at the end. He was beaten badly to death.
No doubt he had an interesting life but this is more a lesson.