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Narcissism, Sadism, and Loneliness

The Case of Serial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer

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Jeffrey Dahmer, the notorious Milwaukee, Wisconsin, serial killer, was charged with 15 counts of first-degree intentional homicide. The homicides took place between 1987 and 1990 and were discovered during the summer of 1991. Dahmer pleaded not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect. The author was the court-appointed forensic psychiatric expert in the case. This chapter reports historical and psychological features of Dahmer the man and Dahmer the killer.

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  • Personality Disorder
  • Homosexual Behavior
  • Serial Killer
  • Serial Murder
  • Sexual Sadist

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Palermo, G.B. (2008). Narcissism, Sadism, and Loneliness. In: Kocsis, R.N. (eds) Serial Murder and the Psychology of Violent Crimes. Humana Press. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-60327-049-6_6

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