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Jeffrey Dahmer Fact vs. Fiction

Discussion of the criticisms of the controversial Netflix series Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, and the dramatizing of tragedies for entertainment.

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Netflix's Dahmer is becoming one of the most viewed series in the platform's history, however, despite its popularity there has been many criticisms and discussions over its exploitative nature.

To help discern what the series got right and wrong, the journalist who broke the story of the Dahmer murders back in 1991, Anne E. Schwartz, shares her unique point of view.

Also, Rita Isbell, sister of Dahmer victim Errol Lindsey, takes us back to 1992 and the sentencing phase of the Dahmer trial, where she captured the nation's attention with her explosive statement, "...Jeffrey, I hate you..."



Anne E. Schwartz

  • Author, Monster: The True Story of the Jeffrey Dahmer Murders

Dr. Jeff Temple

  • Psychologist, Director of the Center for Violence Prevention at UTMB

Rita Isbell

  • Sister of Errol Lindsey

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