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

Jack the ripper - Source related work.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

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.

Middle

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.

Conclusion

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.

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. Jack the Ripper questions and answers.

    Inspector Frederick Abberline was in charge of investigating the case. He had served for the Metropolitan Police Force for twenty-five years; most of which had been spent in Whitechapel. A character called 'Leather Apron' was the first suspect for Polly Nicholls murder, who, according to stories had the reputation of demanding money from prostitutes under the threats of violence.

  2. History Extension Major Work- The 1932-33 Bodyline Series

    Jardine's intent was to win not at all costs but within the rules. He succeeded in this aim. The genuine hero in the eyes of many of the series was the Australian captain, Bill Woodfull. Woodfull, a man of quiet dignity and integrity refused to exploit the rules, as Jardine

  1. Jack the Ripper Coursework

    provoke anti-Jewish riots in the East End and he ordered it to be wiped away before daybreak. In the weeks following the double murder police toiled doggedly to identify the victims and unravel the mysteries of their final hours. The Berner Street victim proved to be Elizabeth Stride, a Swede born near Gothenburg in 1843.

  2. Eyewitness - source related review

    The leaflet also asks anyone with information to come to the nearest metropolitan police station showing the rift between the central London police force and the other one which prevented the two from pooling their information. The police also put more men on the streets of Whitechapel in attempt to

  1. Jack the Ripper - source related questions and answers.

    hint that it may not have been linked to the murder of Martha Tabram. This source puts forward the idea that a person with medical knowledge would've committed the murder not a mere butcher. The coroners report suggests that the murderer was very skillful and knew where to find what he wanted.

  2. Jack the Ripper - source related questions.

    This implies that the killer knew exactly what he was doing; this is shown in source C as describing the body's wounds, including the incision in the neck; "...two and half inches below the angle of the jaw, cutting the windpipe completely in two."

  1. Jack The Ripper - source related study.

    and source C states '...no money...' Seeing this shows that the murder was not carried out as a robbery or as a means to benefit the culprit, but as a cold blooded slaughter. A way that the sources differ is that source b strongly suggests that the murder was carried

  2. Jack the ripper - source related study.

    This shows that the killer although violent had "considerable anatomical skill" and composure in order to commit the murders in the manner they were done in. Source A also backs up sources B and C in the fact that it agrees, "extraordinary violence used was a peculiar feature in each instance".

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