Jack The Ripper Thesis

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Jack the Ripper was a known serial that committed gruesome murders from August 7 to September 10 in 1888, Jack terrorized the Whitechapel district in London’s East end. He killed 5 prostitutes and mutilated their bodies in an unpleasant manner, indicating the killer had knowledge of human anatomy. Jack was never captured, and remains one of England’s, and the worlds’, most infamous criminals. The place of the murders of the five prostitutes all took place within a mile of each other, and involved the districts of Whitechapel. In autumn of 1888 the police, claiming definitive of the brutal killer’s identity, never apprehended Jack, despite the countless investigations. The killer name and motive was still unknown. The moniker “Jack the Ripper” originates from a letter written by a…show more content…
When Jack the Ripper’s murders suddenly stopped, in the Fall of 1888, London citizens wanted answers that would not come, even more than a century later. The ongoing case-which has spawned an industry of books, films, TV series, and historical tours-has met with a number of hindrances, including lack of evidence, a gamut of misinformation and false testimony, and tight regulations by the Scotland Yard. Jack the Ripper has been the topic of news stories for more than 120 years, and will likely continue to be for decades to come. More recently, in 2011, British detective Trevor Marriott, who has long been investigating the Jack the Ripper murders, made headlines when was denied access to uncensored documents surrounding the case by Metropolitan police. According to a 2011 ABC News article, London officers had refused to give Marriot the files because they included protected information about police informants, and that handing over the documents could impede on the possibility of future testimony by modern-day
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