Name: Course: Tutor: Date: Psychological Evaluation of Jeffrey Dahmer Jeffrey Dahmer was an American serial killer born on 21st May 1960. He was born in Milwaukee Wisconsin to Joyce and Lionel Dahmer as a happy and energetic boy. At the age of 4 years he underwent a surgery to correct a double hernia. This surgery seemed to effect changes to him. The birth of his younger brother and the frequent family moves made him to be frequently withdrawn from his family. This made him to be largely friendless tensed and disengaged at his teenage years. Further the divorce of his father and mother a few years later turned out to be the catalyst for turning his thoughts into actions. At the age of 14 years the compulsions towards murder and necrophilia began. He was convicted in prison having killed 17 males between the years 1978 to 1991. A majority of of Jeffrey played a significant role in his entire cannibalistic behaviors. He was excluded from the societal touch and thus making it hard for him relate well with the society. Lastly the antisocial behaviors that Jeffrey exhibited due to the negligence by the society in shaping the behaviors of Jeffrey greatly attributed to his behaviors. Therefore all the behaviors that Jeffrey exhibited are related to his upbringing which shaped his psychological behaviors making him a serial cannibal ruthless killer. Works Cited Martens W. H. J. (2000). Antisocial and psychopathic personality disorders: Causes course and remission—a review article. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology 44(4) 406-430. Tithecott Richard. Of Men and Monsters: Jeffrey Dahmer and the Construction of the Serial Killer. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press 1997. Internet resource Van Hasselt V. B and Michel Hersen. Psychological Evaluation of the Developmentally and Physically Disabled. New York: Plenum Press 2013. Internet resource [...]
Research Jeffrey Dahmer and draw conclusions about the origins of the subject's criminal nature based on family history, upbringing, and the contemporary culture that the subject lived in. Describe any leads the criminal may have left regarding psychological character. Cite sources.