Characteristics Of Jeffrey Dahmer

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him to keep him from telling his father. He was also found to have an extremely high IQ and always used alcohol while committing his murders. He frequently hopped abound doing unskilled work. He is considered a mission-oriented killer because the people he murdered were women who reminded him of his mother. His first murder was a childhood bully who continually made fun of his "girly" name. Law enforcement did not rule the child 's death as murder but instead accidental. Cole also admitted to passing out and murdering his dog at some point as well. He spent much time in and out of mental institutions and they all sent him on his way with a diagnosis they said he was a psychopath but not a endangerment to the public. He was married a couple …show more content…
Dahmer was a mixture since he exhibited numerous characteristics of both types of killers including but not limited to, was intelligent, did not spend time stalking his victims, planned his murders, and did not suffer from sexual problems aside from homosexuality. He practiced pedophilia, necrophilia and cannibalism. According to Crime Museum, (2015) Dahmer started becoming obsessed with dead animal and suffered from alcoholism at a young age. He had been discharged from several institutions including the military due to his alcoholism (Crime Museum 2015). Dahmer 's first victim, a hitchhiker, was in 1978. According to Biography.com, (n.d) "he dismembered the corpse of his first victim, packed the body parts in plastic bags and buried them in the woods behind his parents ' house. It would be another nine years before he encountered his second victim" (Biography.com, n.d para. 5). After his extended cool-down period, he committed another murder in 1987. According to biography.com, his murder spree for over 13 years and most of his victims were gay males. Frequently after he met these men, he would tempt the men with money or sexual intercourse, then give them alcoholic drinks spiked with drugs, and then murder them by means of strangulation. After killing his victim he would then succumb to his obsession with necrophilia. Soon after, he would dismember them …show more content…
The Bible states, "For the love of money is the root of all evil..." (KJV I Timothy 6:10)."Material gain and a comfortable lifestyle are the primary motives of comfort killers. Usually, the victims are family members and close acquaintances. After a murder, a comfort killer will usually wait for a period of time before killing again to allow any suspicions by family or authorities to subside. They often use poison, most notably arsenic to kill their victims. Female serial killers are often comfort killers, although not all comfort killers are female" (John Coulthard," 2011 para 11). Typically, gain killers are women because they are generally put in a caregiver position however, that is not always the case. Gain killers also frequently use poison as a means to murder their victims. According to Dr. Mike Aamodt, examples of these types of killers are "[c]ontract [k]illers, [people hired to kill][;][b]lack [w]idows,[those who marry rich people only to kill them and inherit their money] [;][l]ethal [c]aretakers,[those who care for patients and kill them for financial gain][;] [and] [c]ost [c]utters, [those that kill as a means to avoid paying

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