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Jack the Ripper - Jack the Ripper is one of the most well-known serial killers of the ages. Although everyone knows the name, “Jack the Ripper,” nobody really knows of his true identity. When the murder victims were found the press and the detectives could never put a name with the crime. Jack the Ripper is a mythic figure comparable with Frankenstein and Dracula. The Rippers first three murdered whores, in 1888, were believed to be by the same person. These murdered victims all seemed to occur around the Parish Church of Saint Mary, also called “the White Chapel.” (Fido…1) “Jack the Ripper,” was the name given to an unidentified serial killer in the White Chapel district of London in 1888....   [tags: Case Study]
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Jack The Ripper - Throughout life we find there are many nightmares, many dark alleys, and many monsters under our beds and in our closets. The world has a dark side. There are people who scare, harm, rape and kill for fun and pleasure. Most of these people will get caught but there are many who won’t and never have. One of the world’s most evil man was never caught. Back in 1888 in the east end of London this man strangled and mutilated as many as thirty woman. This man is known today as Jack the Ripper. Jack the Ripper was a smart but wicked man....   [tags: nightmares, scary stories, literature]
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Jack the Ripper - Jack the Ripper terrorized the streets of London of unknown reasons. With his ability to disappear he was impossible to track, therefore making him one of the most interesting and clever criminals known to man. In 1888, five prostitutes were brutally murdered within a tiny area of the East End of London. The killings rapidly occurred over an 11- week period but they have both haunted and fascinated people for over a hundred years. (Jakubowski 16) There is no reason to believe that the victims were known to associate with each other and they varied by age....   [tags: Terrorism, White Chapel, London] 1228 words
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Was Jack the Ripper a Woman? - Mysteries have been going unsolved for years and puzzling minds across the globe. Serial killers give the most controversial mysteries, especially cold cases in which the killers have never been identified. One of the more infamous serial killers, Jack the Ripper, has been fascinating but horrifying investigators since the first victim was discovered. But what if Jack the ripper was not a Jack at all, but rather Lizzie the Ripper. New evidence has shed some light on this case and states that it would make more sense if it was a woman instead of a man....   [tags: serial killers, whitechapel butcher]
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The Ongoing Mystery of Jack the Ripper - ... In an area so poverty-stricken and reeking of criminals, the local police were focused on fighting crimes that occurred every day in Whitechapel, taking away awareness of greater threats. All of the Ripper’s victims were prostitutes, and some had even stayed at the same lodging homes. This area created the perfect setting for Jack to peruse his victims; all the while remaining completely anonymous. During the time of Jack the Ripper’s murders, the science of forensics and criminal investigation were not well-developed subjects....   [tags: location, era, law, enforcement, teachings]
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The Hunt for Jack the Ripper - The East End of Whitechapel, London, England will forever be frozen in history nation wide due to the horrifying murders and mutilations of five British prostitutes. The homicides committed by self proclaimed ‘Jack the Ripper’ have remained unsolved since the slaughter began in August 1888. The true identity of the killer has yet to be exposed. This fact creates much controversy for the people of England. During the past 126 years the search has been relentless, but the lack of evidence has led criminologists to the same dead end street....   [tags: rubinstein, whitechapel ]
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Jack the Ripper and H.H. Holmes - ... After Holmes killed Julia Conner and her daughter, he called upon his friend Chappell who specialized in skinning the flesh and gutting people who were dead to use their skeletons. When he saw the dead body, he noticed the skin was cut open “down the face and rolling it back off the entire body,” (Larson 151). This is almost identical to the description of Jack the Ripper’s victims when they were found (Jones, R). Since the two had an almost identical way of killing their victims, it stands to reason that they were one and the same....   [tags: murderer comparison] 1290 words
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Mystery Surrounding Jack the Ripper - In August 1888, the Whitechapel neighborhood of London first became aware of a monster in its midst. Whitechapel is known to have been home to the most severely unfortunate of souls, the poorest of the poor, prostitutes, the mentally ill, and alcoholics. Prostitutes turned tricks to earn their doss money (money required for a night’s lodging), often, only to spend it on drink instead. Most Whitechapel residents were physically unwell, either from poor nutrition, lack of medical care, filthy living conditions, sexually transmitted diseases, or any number of other factors, that in such conditions, contributed to an unhealthy community....   [tags: european history, London history] 4135 words
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English Serial Killers: Jack the Ripper - ... He states that Jack the Ripper would pretend like he wanted to make sexy time, then he would grab their throats and strangle them, then lay them down on the ground to cut their throats. He would lay them down to cut their throats because he didn’t want to get a bunch of blood on himself (Keppel). He would pick his victims during the darkest hours of the night which were between midnight to 6:00 a.m. The murders were all within a one-mile square area from one other, which means he always went back to the same places to pick out his victims....   [tags: identity and evasion from the police] 1442 words
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Brilliant Serial Killer Jack the Ripper - It is widely debated over whether the infamous Jack the Ripper is none other than Herman Webster Mudgett, the deranged, murderous, and somewhat brilliant serial killer who went by the alias of Dr. H. H. Holmes. The Ripper was able to evade captivity in the Whitechapel district of London in 1888, killing five victims from August 1888 to November of 1888. Whitechapel was a low income area of London where unemployment and poverty were extremely high. Women were prostituting themselves out, therefore putting themselves at a higher risk of being murdered because they were voluntarily going into dark areas of the city....   [tags: murder, serial killer, captivity]
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Jack The Ripper - Jack The Ripper Jack the Ripper, as he was rightly called, was an infamous murderer in London, England in 1888, almost one hundred years ago. Jack the Ripper is by no stretch of the imagination the first serial killer ever, but the first to do so in a largely populated area, although it seemed he had no malice for other people. Although the number of kills under the belt of Jack the Ripper is unofficial, it is estimated to be around four to seven women, all prostitutes within the area....   [tags: Papers] 511 words
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Jack the Ripper - Jack the Ripper was one of the most famous and renowned killers in history. Even though he was not the first serial killer, he was the first killer to strike on a metropolis setting. Jack the Ripper was in his prime at a time when the media had a strong control over society and society as a whole was becoming much more literate. Jack started his killing campaign at a time of political controversy between the liberals and social reformers along with the Irish Home rule partisans. The reports of Jack the Ripper were collected and reported by the police, but then the different newspapers with their political influences slightly distorted the stories to give them their own effect....   [tags: Serial Killer Essays]
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jack the ripper - It all started in the East End of London in 1888, from August 7 till November 10. All killings occurred within one mile area and involved the districts of Whitechapel, Spitalfields, Aldgate, and the city of London proper. The man I am referring to is no other then the notorious Jack the Ripper, the Whitechapel, or the Leather Apron. Jack the Ripper is significant and popular, not just because he was a serial killer, but because he was the first to appear in a large metropolis at the time when the general puplic had become literate and the press was a force for social change....   [tags: essays research papers] 700 words
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Jack The Ripper - The Whitechapel Murders and those of Jack the Ripper are not generally one and the same. Over a period of three years towards the end of the nineteenth century a number of prostitutes were murdered under different circumstances – the murder of prostitutes was not an especially unique occurrence during those times but several of the murders drew particular attention on account of the savagery with which the victim’s bodies were mutilated. Within the Whitechapel Murders was a cluster of murders that demonstrated sufficient similarities as to suggest that they were committed by the same person....   [tags: essays research papers] 777 words
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Jack The Ripper - Jack the Ripper Jack the Ripper killed five women between the 31st of August 1888 and the 9th of November 1888. They were murdered in Whitechapel and Spitalfields in the East End areas of London, England. The killer was never caught and because of this there are hundreds on his personality and motives. No other killer in the British history rivaled that of the gruesome, mocking, utterly superior Jack the Ripper, a multiple murderer whose arrogance and boldness deified the entire police department of London and held in terror a great city for as long as he cared to roam its streets and slay at will....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Jack the Ripper - Jack the Ripper 1) From the article we can see that the victims were both prostitutes, very poor ones at that, which made the murders of Martha Tabram and Polly Nicholls alike. Allegedly by the same degenerate. It would be suggested that Polly Nicholls and Martha Tabram did nothing to provoke such an attack but were murdered spontaneously due to the fact that they had nothing a murderer could possibly want. This source could potentially be a feeble source though as it is merely a newspaper article from the ‘East End Observer’, newspapers tend to focus on whatever would get the most readers rather than telling the facts....   [tags: Papers] 1108 words
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Jack The Ripper - Jack The Ripper In August 1888, the first of a series of murders was committed by a killer who became known as Jack the Ripper. To this day the identity of the killer remains a mystery. Five women were brutally killed in the East End of London, by a maniac who appeared to kill without warning and with no remorse. 1)What can you learn from Source A. Source A tells us that the two murders were aimed directly at the poorest people in East End at the time, and usually because of the poverty at that time, the women had to revert to prostitution so this tells us that the murderer had a great dislike for poor people or mainly prostitutes, but there was no clear motive f...   [tags: Papers] 935 words
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Jack The Ripper - Jack The Ripper 1. From looking at the newspaper article on source A, I can determine the following information regarding the murder of Polly Nichols. Firstly, I can ascertain that it was the second of the Whitechapel murders. I can draw this conclusion from the first few words 'the two murders which have so startled London'. The second point we can learn from this article is that the killer had no apparent motive for the killings, supposedly because money wasn't missing from his victims; 'no adequate motive in the shape of plunder can be traced'....   [tags: Papers] 1200 words
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Jack the Ripper - Jack the Ripper Source Related In August 1888 a killer who became known as Jack the Ripper committed the first of a sequence of murders. To this day the description of the killer remains a mystery. A mad person who is violent and dangerous who emerge to kill without warning and with no guilt, horribly killed five women in the East End of London....   [tags: Papers] 2386 words
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Jack the Ripper - Jack the Ripper Source A is an extract from the 'East End Observer'. It is an extract from an article in the newspaper describing the murders of Martha Tabram and Polly Nicholls. I use describe in the loosest possible sense, as to describe is not the motivation for which it was written. Any newspaper is intended not only to inform, but for entertainment purposes. Journalists will always try to glamorize and strongly exaggerate and event of intrigue and suspense, in order to instill panic in the reader....   [tags: Papers] 829 words
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Jack the Ripper - Jack the Ripper History Coursework 1. From source A, a newspaper article, we can learn that Polly Nicholls and Martha Tabram's murders were without reason and they were chosen at random by the killer. We learn mainly that the attack was very violent and that the killer put an excess of effort into the attacks. The girls are not linked except that they are the poorest of the poor and have both been murdered. We also learn more about the nature of the attack. Though the information is not necessarily true as it is taken from a newspaper article, which is a primary source but is also likely to be bias or sensationalised....   [tags: Papers] 1113 words
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The Mystery of Jack the Ripper - The Mystery of Jack the Ripper The Police arrested many suspects.....but who was really guilty. The terror that befell London's Whitechapel district in the Autumn months of 1888 remains unparalleled in the annals of crime. Jack the Ripper, a faceless predator whose infamy and guile would be renowned and feared to this day, has become virtual folklore to the people of the East End. More than a century has passed since Jack the Ripper stalked the fog filled, cobbled streets of London, but still latter day detectives continue to speculate as to the identity of the notorious "Whitechapel Murderer"....   [tags: Papers] 1764 words
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The Murders of Jack the Ripper - The Murders of Jack the Ripper The notorious Jack the Ripper left many, if not all of east Londoners living in trepidation and fear. Speculations began flying around like a flock of pigeons, and soon all of London was playing Chinese whispers. The printing machines were left hot from the many newspapers being printed, its head lines containing with big, bold writing; Jack the Ripper at it again. Well known for his terrible and gruesome attack on women, his mutilations of the body was certainly jaw dropping and utterly horrific....   [tags: Papers] 1280 words
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Diary of Jack the Ripper - Diary of Jack the Ripper In 1992, a former scrap-metal dealer in Liverpool discovered a Victorian scrapbook in his attic. This scrapbook contained what is now thought to possibly be the diary of James Maybrick AKA Jack The Ripper. Now eight years later, it is still uncertain if the so-called confessions of James Maybrick are authentic. Many good points have been brought up to support the authenticity of the diary, but there are also many points that discredit it. Yet, despite all the compelling evidence saying the diary is genuine, there are several reasons that do not allow my wishful thinking to take a single step further towards believing the diary to be authentic....   [tags: Papers] 683 words
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The Victims of Jack the Ripper - The Victims of Jack the Ripper Jack the Ripper is remembered as one of history’s most famous serial killers. His technique of getting his victims to lay down before he slashed their throats, then disemboweling them in a matter of a minute or two with as little blood flow as possible distinguishes him as one of the most methodical, ruthless killers to ever live. He even performed some of his gruesome murders right in the street and left his victims to be found minutes later by people or policemen passing by....   [tags: Research Papers Serial Killer Essays]
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Investigation of Jack the Ripper - Investigation of Jack the Ripper Jack the ripper was an unknown serial killer, he kept his true identity a secret from the world. Many people today see Jack the Ripper as a mystery which will never be solved. People have tried for many years to find out the mystery of Jack the Ripper but can not and will not succeed. The fact that no one knows the identity of him keeps the mystery of the unknown killer alive. It will stay a mystery forever, all we know is that he was the killer of five women and the alleged murderer of eleven women....   [tags: Papers] 1431 words
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Jack the Ripper: The Most Famous Killer in History - Jack the Ripper is perhaps the most famous serial murder case in the world. Even after over one hundred, twenty years, the case is widely talked about, speculated about, and mulled over (Jones, Jack the Ripper 1888). A lot of the intrigue over the case lies in the fact that it is, to this day, unsolved. Questions still remain over the case. What was Jack the Ripper’s real identity. What was the actual number of victims. The known murders attributed to Jack the Ripper took place between August 7, 1888 and November 10, 1888 (Jack the Ripper Biography)....   [tags: History, Crime]
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Murders of Jack the Ripper - Murders of Jack the Ripper Despite the many murders that occurred frequently in Eastend in the 1880’s, Ripper’s murders were said to be ‘singular’ and ‘peculiar’ which suggests that it was unique and that the method of murder was very different. The phrases ‘extraordinary violence’ and ‘excess of effort’ infers that Jack the Ripper was vicious, brutal and went over the top. The victims were the ‘poorest of poor’ so the murderer was not trying to rob the victims. Since there was ‘no adequate motive in the shape of plunder’ it suggests that Jack the Ripper committed these crimes because he or she enjoyed killing....   [tags: Papers] 1153 words
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Jason Voorhees and Jack the Ripper: An Innate Connection - Throughout history, there has been numerous depictions of serial killers and records of slashers. Although most of these portrayals are fictional, they strike fear into the mind of people regardless because the victims of slashers are almost always shown to died a horrifying bloody death and at the same time, the murderer is illustrated as unstoppable demons that crave blood and violence. One of the fictional characters that people are most familiar with is Jason Voorhees. The name itself inspires nightmares that illustrate scenes of blood splashes and spine chilling screams from the film Friday the 13th ....   [tags: killers, slashers, culture, victims, fear] 1163 words
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Responsibility of Police in Capturing Jack the Ripper - Responsibility of Police in Capturing Jack the Ripper I believe that it was not the fault of the police for not capturing Jack the Ripper for many reasons. Apart from the lack of technology which limited the police to witnesses there are many other significant reasons for never finding and stopping the Ripper. Although there is overwhelming evidence to say that the police did their best there are two sides to the argument. The police did not perform to their best abilities due to the fact that in some of the circumstances they failed to gain sufficient and reliable evidence....   [tags: Papers] 409 words
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The Failure of Police to Catch Jack the Ripper - The Failure of Police to Catch Jack the Ripper The Whitechapel murderer, known to many as Jack the Ripper was never caught and imprisoned for his awful crimes. Police still do not know who he is. There are several explanations as to why he was never caught and in this essay I will discuss them. The police were unable to catch Jack the Ripper as they felt that no-one actually knew what he looked like. Most statements from witnesses claimed that, the 'Ripper' suspect must have been a white male, average or below average height, between 20-40 years old, did not dress as a labourer or homeless person and was right handed....   [tags: Papers] 920 words
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The Inability of Police to Capturing Jack the Ripper - 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....   [tags: Papers] 1515 words
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Social Classes, Prostitution and Jack the Ripper in the 19th Century England - After the Age of Enlightenment in the mid 18th century in England, the tension between the social classes intensified even more. A huge gap generated between the aristocrats and the working class, but dozens of new layers of society appeared. While the rich lived to the fullest, the lower class starved and needed to find alternative ways of money making. Prostitution became more and more widespread, which lead to an inequality and social stratification between poor and rich and due to the economical crisis the number of prostitutes grew from year to year....   [tags: Aristocrats, Working Class, Age of Enlightenment]
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Why the Police was Unable to Catch Jack the Ripper - Why the Police was Unable to Catch Jack the Ripper There are many reasons why the police were unable to catch Jack the ripper and one of them was that the 2 police forces at the time (The Metropolitan police force and the City police) did not simply cooperate with each other and they were hiding information from one another. Another reason why the police couldn't catch Jack the ripper is because they were looking for a specific type of criminal, they were looking for a man who was tall had a moustache, looked foreign and he maybe was a butcher or a doctor....   [tags: Papers] 475 words
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The Unability of Police to Capture Jack The Ripper in 1888 - The Unability of Police to Capture Jack The Ripper in 1888 Life in Whitechapel during the 'reign' of Jack The Ripper' in 1888 was of a very low standard, you had people selling themselves just to try and provide for their family or even themselves, the vast majority of London's east end were alcoholics, therefore the streets of Whitechapel were very dangerous and were welcoming crimes. Murders were common however serial killers were not, robbery, money problems, fights, being drunk and disorderly was also very common, especially for the streets of Whitechapel where this happened on a daily basis....   [tags: Papers] 525 words
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Why Police Were Unable to Catch Jack the Ripper - Why Police Were Unable to Catch Jack the Ripper Jack the ripper was a brutal, motiveless and the first serial murderer who roamed the streets of East London at night preying on prostitutes who to this day is unknown. In this essay I am going to try and explain the factors that prevented the police from catching him. There were general problems with policing, problems with crimes and how they were controlled and there was a vast amount of pressure on the police from different sources such as the general public, the press, the government and from their own false leads....   [tags: Papers] 666 words
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Blaming the Police for Failing to Catch Jack the Ripper - Blaming the Police for Failing to Catch Jack the Ripper In 1880s the police force were very much in its infancy, such things as forensics, DNA, finger printing were not available at that time. The only tools available to the police were very primitive; in fact, the only tools were post mortems, door-to-door enquiries, photography (which was extremely basic) and having witnesses. The police was only really set up for crime prevention. Other problems faced was the fact that the police were seen as favouring the middle class, Because of the bloody Sunday riots where the police got too violent with a crowd of protesters protesting against the unemployment....   [tags: Papers] 870 words
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The Reasons Behind Police's Inability To Catch Jack The Ripper - The Reasons Behind Police's Inability To Catch Jack The Ripper Jack The Ripper was never caught, and his identity remains a mystery to this day. The police were unable to catch Jack The Ripper and solve the mystery of the Whit Chapel murders because of several reasons. The first reason is the police themselves. In London, there were two police forces. The Metropolitan police and the City Of London police. The murders took place in both of the jurisdictions. The police forces each had separate investigations going on and they did not share evidence or information with each other....   [tags: Papers] 983 words
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Reasons Behind the Inability of Police to Catch Jack the Ripper - Reasons Behind the Inability of Police to Catch Jack the Ripper There are many factors and possible reasons to why the police were unable to catch Jack the Ripper. The Ripper is thought to have been very clever in the way that he manipulated the fact that there were two police forces around in this time, both in direct competition with each other. Jack the Ripper was thought to be a resident in London, the general public and the press wasted time with false leads, hoax letters and red herrings....   [tags: Papers] 847 words
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Why the Police were Unable to Catch Jack the Ripper - Why the Police were Unable to Catch Jack the Ripper In the Victorian Times, smog was a big problem. It made visibility extremely bad, so the murders would have been harder to witness. There were lots of prostitutes because there weren’t many jobs available for woman, so they were forced on the streets. Most turned to alcohol. The people out at the time of the murder would have been tramps and drunks, not reliable witnesses. The East End streets were maze-like, and easy to escape from....   [tags: Papers] 939 words
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How the Police Tried to Catch Jack the Ripper - How the Police Tried to Catch Jack the Ripper In the 1880s, the police were very different from the police of today. Their main propose was crime prevention and their methods their methods were very primitive Source F is a police leaflet, which was published after the murders of Elizabeth Stride and Kate Eddowes; it was written to aid the police in their investigation it was also written in a factual tone, it suggests that the police were appealing for any information regarding suspicious characters....   [tags: Papers] 551 words
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Media and Crime - Literature Review There has always been a longstanding relationship between the media and crime. The newspapers have a duty to report it and the stories can make for excellent TV and film, however the line between reporting facts and creating a story can often be blurred. The celebrity killer is now a recognised figure within society with D. Schmid (2004:3) describing how “The celebrity culture around serial killers has developed so far that one can now purchase the nail clippings and hair of some killers, as if they were religious icons.” But is the media to blame for glamorising crime or is crime just automatically exciting and captivating....   [tags: Jack The Ripper, Serial Killers, Horrific Crimes] 1986 words
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Investigating Why the Police Were Unable to Catch Jack the Ripper - Investigating Why the Police Were Unable to Catch Jack the Ripper I believe the most important reason why Jack the Ripper was so hard to catch was because of the lack of evidence. In those days they did not have as advanced technology as we have today for instance, we have forensics where we can tell from a strand of hair who that hair belongs to. In those days they were only just learning the significance of footprints to catching a villain. Another part to this is that Jack the Ripper was so random towards who he killed the police could not find a link between the murders except that they were all prostitutes, which did not really help, although prostitute murde...   [tags: Papers] 646 words
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Reasons Why the Police were Unable to Catch Jack the Ripper - Reasons Why the Police were Unable to Catch Jack the Ripper Catching a serial killer today is no easy job, but more than 100 years ago it was an even more difficult job. The police then had to face no forensics, little structure within the forces, people unwilling to help, and yet they were still expected to find the ripper. In 1888 there were no forensics, no DNA tests and no fingerprinting. The area in which the murders occurred was an especially abysmal place where people often walked round covered in blood due to the slaughter houses....   [tags: Papers] 944 words
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The Ripper's Next Victim - ... It wasn’t much of a job with only a few people lingering nearby looking at the body and the large volume of blood that had begun to dry on the cobbled alley. Violence and death mingled daily in the East End so it was nothing more than a curiosity to most. Mary Ann Nichols, known as Polly to her friends and family, was found just after 3:30 a.m. on Friday, August 31st, in Buck’s Row. Her throat had been severed through to the spine. Her abdomen was torn open with several small, almost neat incisions bordering the gaping wound....   [tags: personal narrative] 976 words
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To Build a Fire, by Jack London - No one plans on or even wants to lose their life due to an unfortunate mishap. Isn’t it better to check twice and thoroughly plan ahead as opposed to finding oneself in an unfortunate situation. No wonder mothers ask so many questions; they leave no scope for misunderstanding. Jack London’s “To Build A Fire,” both 1902 and 1908 versions, cause distress in readers’ minds and make them wonder how a simple topic of surviving in the cold can turn out so horrific. A handful of alterations were made to the original version of the story; some add a completely new meaning, while others only provide slight nuances....   [tags: To Build a Fire, Jack London]
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Jack London's Life and Accomplishments - Jack London was born in the late 19th century, near San Francisco. Jack’s Parent’s divorced when he was young; when his mother remarried they travelled around California looking for work. Although London and his family were poor, he didn’t let that stop him from being one of the most well-known authors in American history. Jack London threw ought his life wroth many books the most notable was Call of the wild. Call of the Wild Was set mostly in the Alaska gold rush of 1898, where over 100,000 people attempted to go to the Klondike Region to find gold(Klondike 1), of that 60,000 died on their way and only 30,000 actually made it (1)....   [tags: call of the wild, alaska, jack london]
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Jack’s Transformation in Jack and the Beanstalk - Jack and the Beanstalk – Jack’s Transformation      "Jack and the Beanstalk" is an example of a Buildungsroman. As the tale progresses, Jack evolves from an immature person into a mature, self-assertive person. While minor differences exist in various versions of the tale, such as those between Joseph Jacobs' and Horace Elisha Scudder's versions, the tale can always be read as Jack's quest for maturity. Some critics, however, analyze the tale as one in which Jack remains spoiled and immature....   [tags: Jack and the Beanstalk Essays]
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Man vs. Environment in To Build a Fire by Jack London - One can express many different types of themes in Jack London’s, “To Build a Fire”. Though I feel strongly that London’s theme in the story is about that the environment shapes who we are because it shows that the man is not strong enough to live up to his environment. Allowing the environment to kill the man indicates that he is weak both mentally and biologically, while on the other hand the dog is stronger by surviving the same harsh environment. Instinct superior to reason is another theme that is highly portrayal able in London’s story....   [tags: To Build a Fire, Jack London]
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