Essay on The Inability of Police to Capturing Jack the Ripper

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The Inability of Police to Capturing Jack the Ripper

In my opinion I disagree with this statement 'The police were to blame for not capturing Jack the Ripper. This is because we are dealing with a nineteenth century police force and not one of the twenty- first century. In modern times, forensic science deals with analysis of blood samples, DNA, ballistic, fibres, glass and pain, shoe and glove marks and many other scientific applications. The police force at the time of the Jack the Ripper investigations did not have the benefit of such sophisticated methods.

Firstly we know much more about the victims than the police did at that time. Two, Mary Kelly and Francis Coles were attractive young
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It was probably true to the others. In addition, a reason why the police were not to blame for not capturing Jack the Ripper is because the areas where the victims were killed were known to be a resort of prostitute and dark secluded streets, as Source E refers to the streets as "…narrow, dark and crooked lanes…", were ideal for business. Whilst in the act of this business they were completely vulnerable to attack. Before she could utter a cry, the Ripper seized her by the throat. He strangled her, at least into insensibility and lowered her to the ground like Source C states in the report on the body of Elizabeth Stride "...the left hand, lying on the ground…" Strangulation is likely to have occurred in all cases as there were no screams heard. Also, the women were lying on their back when their throats were cut again, evidence from Source C proves this "…in the neck there was a long incision…" as there was relatively little blood. What blood there was mostly soaked up by their clothes. Some of the victims showed cleared sign of strangulation such as Elizabeth Stride pointed out in Source C"…the neck and chest were quite warm…" Once they were dead then the mutilation occurred of the abdomen stated in Source B of the Coroner's report"…where to the find the organs…" and this also proves that the person had skill and

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