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´╗┐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.

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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.

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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.

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