Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

12 p.

Publication Date

12-1994

Publisher

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

Source Publication

The American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology

Source ISSN

0195-7910

Original Item ID

doi: 10.1097/00000433-199412000-00002

Abstract

We were involved as forensic experts in the case of the serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer. We discuss the scene and victim autopsy findings, with a brief consideration of the basic emotion of hostility. These findings support the thesis that at the basis of this serial killer's behavior were primary unconscious feelings of hate that he had channeled into a sadistic programmed destruction of 17 young men. The interview of the serial killer, the photographic scene documentation, and the autopsy findings stress the ambivalent homosexuality of the killer, his sexual sadism, his obsessive fetishism, and his possible cannibalism and necrophilia.

Comments

Accepted version. The American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology, Vol. 15, No. 4 (December 1994): 283-294. DOI. © 1994 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc. Used with permission.

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