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Why were the police unable to catch the Jack the Ripper?

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Why were the police unable to catch the Jack the Ripper? Life in Whitechapel during the time of 1888 was known to be worthless, and cheap. Therefore the streets of Whitechapel were dangerous and risky. Crime was a big factor of life in the 1880's especially for the street of Whitechapel. Wealth was a major problem at the time, as lots of people were poor this made the streets packed with prostitutes and unemployed people, all looking for some sort of a way to gain money. ...read more.

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Crime rate at this time was increasing even though police forces like the Metropolitan police was established. This was because the Jack the Ripper murders created suspense and people were anxious to get hold of the serial killer. Even though they did attempt to use new methods to try and catch Jack the Ripper, such as the use of bloodhounds which made things worse as they failed and the media published it all over the penny dreadfuls. The job of the police force was becoming impossible because there was never actual eyewitness who had witnessed the killing. ...read more.

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things, different handwriting and spelling this made the police have no real idea who they were looking for or what class the person was in. His victims were poor prostitute who he would use as excuse to get in the corners and then attack them. An example of the most popular false accusation was when he provoked the police into thinking he was Jewish, this caused a lot confusion among the Jewish community. In conclusion I think that the police were unable to catch jack the ripper because of the geographical layout of Whitechapel and the fact that they had little scientific knowledge. History Coursework Elliott Kimsey ...read more.

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