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Jack The Ripper.

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Dane Wilson Jack The Ripper Coursework 1. Describe Law and Order in the late 19th century! Law and Order in the late 19th Century was at it's highest since the 18th Century and was very severe and very common among the poor due to poverty. The crimes were quite petty but was mainly due to their status. The highest group in society was the Monarch and followed by them was the Baron and then the Middle Class and followed by the Lords and the Upper Class. These crimes happened to help feed the homeless and their families, they would have on average 20 people in a small house that had an attic and cellar. Even the working class would try to steal because of their poor wages. They would mainly try to steal food and drink to stay alive, these were the petty crimes but at the same time alot of more very serious crimes would be taking place such as burgulary, robberys, murders and manslaughters. In the petty crimes the criminal would usually get away without punishment because of the policing status. There wasn't enough polic to deal with every crime. No-one wanted to be in the police force as they thought you would have to pay more taxes and they felt if the people who knew him and disliked him would go after his family to get at him. ...read more.

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A 25 yr old Irish prostitute. She was 3 weeks behind on her rent. Mary was seen at Spittlefield Market. People had seen her with two different men in the same day. Her rent collector discovered her body and it had been dis-enbowed with her organs on the side table. Mary Kelly's bedroom had been turned into a slaughter house. All 5 of these murders brought alot of attention especially the press. There was between 14- 182 newspaper companies that had been founded due to the mass murders and as the bodies had been photographed, they created a sensationalism and as they were working class murders and mainly because he was the 1st ever serial killer. The press pounced when Polly Nicholls was murdered then Annie Chapman. They was the people responsible for the name 'Jack The Ripper' that the press christened him with. As if the press didn't have exclusive coverage over the murders, they had to create false letters and signed them from 'Jack'. The press wanted to make it seem as if they were communicating with him. Due to the constant coverage of the Ripper murders there was alot of hoax letters that they police had to deal with and they wasn't sure if he would try to get in contact with the police and for his letter to be seen as another hoax. ...read more.

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The police were back to square one because he didn't leave any evidence behind and even if he did it wouldn't be traced because there was no forensics. Scotland Yard was suprised that the killer didn't leave any evidence behind at any of the crime scenes. This killer had a great knowledge of the police justice system and in doind so left the police clueless. The press made it harder becasue they made it their business to mis-inform the public on the murders published because they would invent fake letters that was apparently by Jack and try to give the police help. The reason's why the police weren't able to catch Jack The Ripper was mainly due to evidence and witnesses. There wasn't that many witnesses but they didn't know what the Ripper looked like because there was no street lights and it was dark and they didn't know what he was wearing because it looked dark but they wasn't certain, and they reckon her possibly worked alone of a night. Also, with these false letters that Jack The Ripper apparently had written said that he was giving the police endless chances to catch him and set a place and time and date when he would be there so they could have a chance of capturing him. These meetings required as many police as possible becasue he was considered extremely dangerous and even if it was a fake meeting it would waste alot of precious policing time and what little staff they had to man these operations. ...read more.

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