• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

jack the ripper

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

´╗┐Jack the Ripper Coursework Assignment Two In 1888 the Whitechapel murders attracted so much attention, because there had already bean two murders, before the first Jack the Ripper murder. This drew lots of attention to the Whitechapel area, as people became worried and scared, due to the gruesomeness of the murders, and how he mutilated his victims. He slit all of his victims throats, and removed parts of their bodies. In the first 3 months after the first murder Jack the Ripper had murdered 5 women, all prostitutes. ...read more.

Middle

The nature of the murders also increased attention. The person who was committing these murders obviously had some sought of medical knowledge, because he knew where all of the parts of the body were located at, so he could chop them out. These murders were gruesome, but the murderer took great care, when mutilating the body, and when taking different parts of the body out. There was also a lot of interest in these murders because all of these murders were on prostitutes, there was a large amount of prostitutes in London, because they didn?t have enough money, so they were forced to go into prostitution, so a lot of the women would have been thinking that they were next. ...read more.

Conclusion

There was a series of letters called the boss letters, all of these were printed in the newspaper. These letters were said to be from the murderer, and they contained information about what he would do in the next murder, to prove that he was the man behind the murder. The lack of success from the police meant that people didn?t loose interest because there was also new information in the newspaper, about the police, and the murders, and the public always wanted to know what was going to happen next. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE History Projects section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE History Projects essays

  1. Coursework assignment Jack the ripper

    as there were crimes going on in every street and people had predicted that there would be murders happening in the town if the quality of the police force was not increased. It also tells us that there were crimes going on such as 'ruffianism' (violent lawless behavior), and although

  2. Jack the Ripper Coursework

    Martha had died in a frenzied attack. Thirty-nine stab wounds were found on her body. Dr Killeen, who performed the autopsy, concluded that she had been killed at about 02:30 and that two different weapons had been used. Most of the wounds could have been inflicted with a penknife.

  1. Why whitechapel murders attracted attention.

    He found the body just after 6.00 am on 8th September. He got help immediately, Doctor George Phillips; a police surgeon was called to the scene. He described the face as swollen, the small intestines and other portions were lying on the right side of the body on the ground

  2. Jack The Ripper Assignment

    The precision and skill shown in the cuts suggest the killer had a good anatomical knowledge, however, source A states it had been the work of a 'demented being', which contradicts this theory, and the evidence in source C. Sources B and C agree with each other because they are

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work