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Social Impact of Jeffery Dahmer's Crimes

For the Jeffery Dahmer case:

1. What were the social consequences of this case on the victim(s)? While answering, keep the era and the social conditions in mind.

2. What were the social consequences of this case on the community? Did this case have any impact on law, policing, the criminal justice system, etc.? Why or why not?

3. Did this case have any impact on the society at large? Justify your answer using examples and reasoning. If your answer is in the negative, justify why you still consider the case unique?

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1 What were the social consequences of this case on the victim(s)? While answering, keep the era and the social conditions in mind.

Because the victims from this case were from two marginalized groups, homosexuals and African Americans, (African American homosexual men) the social consequences of this case were minimal. The society at large was aghast at the actions themselves, but in regard to the victims, they primarily only affected the family members. In spite of the targeted group of marginalized African American homosexual males, the crimes were not ...

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This solution describes the immediate societal impact suffered by the community where Dahmer committed his heinous crimes. The solution provides students with a rendition of the psychological factors that victim's family members may have suffered following the arrest, trial, and conviction of Dahmer.

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