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Reflection: Jeffrey Dahmer seemed like an average man. Growing up he was a little shy but relatively normal. He had a difficult upbringing because his parents was very tough on him, causing him to be socially awkward. His escalation of deviance could be recognized at young young age when he began to develop a sexual fascination with dead animals. During his time in high school he began to have thoughts of killing another person. To deal with his problems he developed a drinking problem while still in high school. Just after his graduation in 1978 he murdered his first victim. When disposing of the bodies he was pulled over by the police and question however he was able to talk his way out of it. His killing spree would continue until his arrest …show more content…
Dahmer had difficulty socially following his parents divorce. Ted Bundy grew up without a father, he lived his life being lied to about his father identity, when he discovered this he was very angry. John Wayne Gacy grew up in an abusive home, he struggled seeking the approval of his father. Another similarity between these three killer was early thoughts of fetishism. All three of these men participated in necrophilia, and all had unusual sexual fantasies from a young age. Another similarity between the three men was they were charismatic. For Dahmer when one of his victims escaped naked, he convinced them that they were just drinking and that they had a consensual relationship. While bundy was in prison he behaved so well that guards often left him unattended. This eventually lead to his escape showing that he was a master manipulator. For Gacy on multiple occasions when he was questioned about raping young boys he was able to convince police that they were all consensual relationships. This shows that many serial killers share similar traits with each

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