Nature v. Nurture
Jeffrey Dahmer was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on May 21, 1960. His parents were named Lionel and Joyce Dahmer. He was a happy boy until he had to have a minor surgery to correct a double hernia. After the surgery Jeffrey became increasingly insular and lacking in self-confidence. His father had a job opportunity in Ohio which forced him to move there. With the move to Ohio his insecurities got larger. By his early teens he was very friendless and disengaged in life. Dahmer began drinking and became an alcoholic by the time he ended high school. Dahmer attended The Ohio State University, but dropped out after one quarter, having failed to attend most of his classes and he was drunk for the majority of the term. His father forced him to join the army and he did well at first. But he was discharged after two years because of his alcoholism. In 1982, Dahmer moved in with his grandmother in West Allis, where he lived for six years. During this time, his behavior grew increasingly strange. His grandmother once found a fully dressed male mannequin in his closet; Dahmer had stolen it from a store. With his horrible acts being committed his grandmother decided to kick him out of the house. Crimes Committed
Dahmer committed his first murder at the age of 18. , Dahmer picked up a hitchhiker named Stephen Hicks and offered to drink beer with him. When Hicks tried to leave, Dahmer beat Hicks to death with a ten pound barbell, later saying he had committed the crime because "the guy wanted to leave and Dahmer didn't want him to.” 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. In September 1987, Dahmer took his second victim, Steven Toumi, whom he met in a gay bar. They checked into a hotel room and drank heavily, and by the following morning, Toumi was dead. Dahmer claims to have found Toumi dead beside him when he woke up. He bought a large suitcase to...
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