Jeffrey Dahmer Crime

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Deterring Criminals Crime and criminal acts are committed every day across the nation; however, there are some criminal acts that are outlandishly heinous. Serial killers and serial rapists are criminals that don’t just commit a single criminal act; he or she commits multiple criminal acts that are similar in nature over a period of time. Serial criminals are often psychologically numb to the unimaginable pain they caused his or her victims and families. In Fact, they are often depicted in court rooms looking stoic or zombie like and no emotion is drawn from facial expressions. One lingering question has come up in society often, what will deter a person from becoming a serial murderer like Jeffrey Dahmer? Prisons are not pleasant environments; …show more content…
In the instance of Jeffrey Dahmer, his family was indeed aware of his troubled tendencies and awkward social life. Jeffrey Dahmer’s father was aware of his son’s social withdraw and uncommunicative transformation; consequently, fueled by heavy alcohol consumption. Mr. Dahmer forced a decision many parents make with enlisting in the Armed Forces; however, this attempt to bring stability was thwarted with Jeffrey’s dishonorable discharge due to alcoholism (Crime-Museum, 2016). No family member cares to assume or admit that it has a member with mental issues or may cause harm to another member of society; however, the reality is every criminal, mass murderer, and spree murderer has or had a family. Jeffrey Dahmer was kicked out of the Army for misconduct and alcoholism, convicted of fondling a young boy before his serial murder spree transpired and he was even kicked out of his grandmother’s house for possessing a firearm and dissecting and dissolving squirrels with chemicals (Crime-Museum, 2016). This should have raised many red flags and the authorities should have been contacted immediately. The mental health of Jeffrey Dahmer was clearly in question and the state should have an opportunity to admit him to a psychiatric facility for …show more content…
Unlike the atrocities of killing in the name of war, serial murderer Jeffrey Dahmer had no political agenda and did not align himself to any prejudice. He was a psychopath that killed for the pleasure of it and the power it consumed him with. It is unlikely that the fear of going to prison had any bearing on his actions as he was not a rational person; furthermore, a tactic such as a visit to the state prison as an adolescent would not have swayed his actions. The signs of torment were visible in him during his late teenage years; unfortunately, there was not an adequate intervention from his family or the authorities. Perhaps the data collected from his case study will enable FBI profilers and other families that have children who display similar traits to intervene sooner and prevent another serial murderer from making his or her first killing a reality. Researchers continue to seek out a biological trait or a signal that can identify the cause that allows a person to act on such horrific acts of violence. It is imperative that families seek help and advice if they believe a child display any of the tendencies these serial murderers have in common. If a child is cruel to animals or other children and causes violence with little remorse, professional assistance is available from the state. Perhaps Jeffrey Dahmer would have made a different choice than to kill if his

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