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3) Study Source D and E How useful are Sources D and E in helping you to understand why the Ripper was able to avoid capture? Source D and E are useful in helping you to understand why the Ripper was able to avoid capture but then again not clear and straight forward so it was useless at times. Source E shows that it was hard to catch the Ripper because the source describes at the end that how Whitechapel was connected by a network of narrow dark and crooked lanes which meant that the Ripper would kill his victim and run through the dark narrow roads so he avoided capture but if the road was big and not narrow then I assume he would have been caught but as the Ripper was a smart person, all he did was kill his victim and make way through the back dark narrow roads so he gets away with the crime ...read more.

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because the police are not co-operating so when the Ripper murdered someone he would just walk away because there was no police around at night on the streets. Source E may be useful in the way it shows the negative attitude from the public towards the police because if the police are getting negative attitude from the public they may think just forget about it and don't do there job properly so that may have given the Ripper a chance to commit the murder and to avoid capture. However Source E is less useful because this source was from a newspaper article so 'the informant' could have been very vague and who could also be exaggerating what he or she had said so he or she could make some news or they could be one of the people who criticised the police and as the police didn't do what the public asked he or she could have exaggerated the story of the police to make big front page and interesting news. ...read more.

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been wrong because all the tension got to her so she might have said the wrong things at the inquest which would have not help the police so this would have help the Ripper avoid capture. If the inquest was a private one she might have not got nervous and said the things she needed to say and also would have taken a lot of pressure of her and would also have got the police somewhere and maybe even capturing the Ripper. However the Source mentions that the description was very vague so it also makes it a useful source because if the witness gave a unclear vague statement then that would have helped the Ripper avoid capture in which it did so to me I think both sources are very useful in helping the Ripper avoid capture so both Source D and E are very useful in helping you to understand why the Ripper was able to avoid capture. ...read more.

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