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Jack the Ripper

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´╗┐By, Mohnish Mulgi 9X 20/10/12 Jack the Ripper Using the evidence you have examined who do you think was the most likely suspect? Using the evidence I have examined that Jack the Ripper might have been Thomas Neill Cream, this is because he was a doctor and had claimed himself of being Jack the Ripper when he was hanged by the neck for the murder of prostitutes in 1892 this meant he disliked prostitution. A major reason is he was found guilty of the fatal poisoning of his mistress's husband furthermore he was reassumed killing and was soon arrested. Therefore I think it was very possible he was Jack the Ripper because he had claimed himself, ??I am Jack the...", interpreted to mean Jack the Ripper, this took place when he was hung from the neck at the last second of his death, meaning it was most likely he was saying the truth. However he might not have been Jack the Ripper because during the time he was imprisoned at the time of the Ripper murders, most authorities consider it was impossible for him to be the culprit, however ?Donald Bell suggested ...read more.

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She was severely ill the next day and died on 16 October from strychnine poisoning. On 20 October 1887, Cream met with a 27-year-old prostitute named Matilda Clover. She became ill and died the next morning; her death was at first attributed to her alcoholism. On 2 April 1892, after a vacation in Canada, Cream was back in London where he attempted to poison Lou Harvey who, being suspicious of him, pretended to swallow the pills he had given her. She secretly disposed of them by throwing them off a bridge into the River Thames. Baring in mind he had murdered many prostitutes he had become a professional at hiding his crime. The final reason on why I think Thomas Cream was Jack the Ripper is he had claimed himself of being Jack the ripper this senses he had surrendered before he died this also meant he did not want to remain it a secret. There was also another problem: he had similar handwriting to the letters sent to journalists. In conclusion I would argue that Jack the Ripper was Thomas Cream, this is due to the fact of the evidence and information ...read more.

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After each murder the police never came close to capturing the murderer and bringing him to justice, causing the public?s fear and alarm to grow and each murder, creating Whitechapel an awkward place to live in. The Conditions in Whitechapel helped Jack the Ripper commit his crimes, I can assume this because of the pollution of factories filling the maze like streets and the area was busy day and night which led to the conclusion of him being local, because he blending in with the crowd, this helped him because people were less visible making him a shadow in the crowd. There were lots if unemployment in the east side of London, there was only one place for employment, being a prostitute so many women turned to prostitution as the only way to survival, this way also another advantage for Jack the Rippers murders because no one would ask him why he was going out with a woman at night. As a Conclusion I think it was nearly impossible to catch Jack the Ripper without modern technology because the police force had to catch Jack the Ripper in act or an eye witness ?when nobody was brave enough to claim his murder.? ...read more.

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