Jack was the type of killer that wants fame and loved the fact that his “name” was on everyone’s lips and was able to strike fear into anyone and everyone’s heart. In the late 1800’s “Jack the Ripper” began his rampage of killings. He was a serial killer who murdered several prostitutes in the East End of London in 1888. The people of London, mainly the press at the time, dubbed this killer, “Jack the Ripper.” The name was given to the killer because at the time of the murders, a person wrote a letter to the police and press claiming to be this serial killer, and he had called himself, “Jack the Ripper.” These killings took place in the districts of Aldagate, City of London proper, Spitalfields, and Whitechapel which all happen to be within a mile radius of each other. Within these different districts, he was given different names depending on the stories that were told about the killings some of these other names that the serial killer “Jack the Ripper” was given were Whitechapel Murderer, which was an extremely creative and original name, and “Leather Apron,” which is presumed to reference the... ... middle of paper ... ...se “search parties” one can find on the internet is board-line obsessive and insane.
Also, Whitechapel was known for a center for depravity, degradation and disease. Whitechapel is filled with women that have lost their husbands or just can not support themselves, so they turn to prostitution in order to live or provide for their family. Because of the nature of the town and the people who reside within, it was the perfect place to commit these gruesome murders.The murders happened around sometime in August, there are only five victims that are accepted by the police of Whitechapel. Many believe that there is many more victims than five. They say that there is about 10 -15 Jack the Ripper victims.
Jack the Ripper is a popular name of an unknown killer who terrorized London between August and November, of 1888. Jack the Ripper is one of the most popular serial killers known today. There are almost as many books and scripts written about him than Adolph Hitler. The mystery of this Whitechapel murderer still lives on today. Many people wonder why and how Jack the Ripper is still famous to this day for murdering people.
The Whitechapel Murders In 1888 In 1888, the East End of London was being terrorised by a serial killer. This serial killer was one of a kind, and would later turn out to be the most famous serial killer of all time. In the ten weeks succeeding the 31st of August 1888, five poor East End prostitutes were brutally murdered at night. Not only had their throats been cut, but also in the case of four of the victims, their bodies had been horrifically mutilated. All the attacks occurred during the dark evenings, and all in the proximity of London's East End streets, where "Jack" performed his activities in the darkened alleys and alcoves.
Jack the Ripper was an infamous serial killer who killed at least five London female prostitutes in 1888. Never captured, his identity is one of English's most famous unsolved mysteries. Today, Jack the Ripper is one of the most, if not the most, famous serial killer ever. There are many theories on who Jack the Ripper is, and why he killed, but none of these theories were ever proven. Jack the Ripper is simply a lone assassin who “officially” killed four prostitutes and got away without ever being caught and convicted of his crimes.
Since the 'Jack the Ripper' murders of 1888 in Whitechapel, London, the incidence of serial killers had increased at a steady rate. Names such as Charles Manson, John Wayne Gacy, Ted Bundy and Myra Hindley strike fear and horror into the hearts of normal people who cannot comprehend the subhuman actions of such violent people. Arguments still continue as to what drives these people to kill. Many believe that bad parenting and traumatic childhood experiences are a major factor in creating a serial killer, while others believe they are simply born evil, and that no amount of either good or bad parenting can change their basic personality. Statistically, the average serial killer is a white male from a lower to middle class background, usually in his twenties or thirties.
The Ripper stalked and killed five victims, all of whom were prostitutes. Holmes killed a much larger variety of people. His victims were people who stayed at his murder castle in Chicago from the late 1880’s to 1894 killing as many as 200 to 230 victims (27 confessed). There are many facts that will support that Holmes was Jack the Ripper. The Ripper was very gruesome, killing prostitutes by slitting their throats then taking various organs out of their bodies.
Hitler led himself to disappointment while trying to become an artist, as a result, he was forced to chose a substitute route, advancing in the world of murderers. Hitler is known as one of the most successful murderers of all time, using many different tactics he learned while living in Vienna. Throughout the Holocaust, there were many horrific events, including the killing of innocent children, women, and even men. Although Hitler was responsible for the assassination of many Jews, he became famous for the horrible actions he committed.
A serial killer's murdering spree is methodical and extremely well planned, and the motive usually is to get even (Douglas, p. 137). A serial killer often plans his crimes extremely carefully. He looks for a certain type... ... middle of paper ... ...e to murder over a period of time frequently show sociopath tendencies. Serial killer's have little self-esteem and a sociopath's inability to feel other people's pain or sorrow for any wrongful acts that they have committed (Casey, p. 80). Levin points out that all told about 500 people die a year at the hand of a serial killer.
That statistic means, based off research and possibly influential news reports, three to five out of every ten women killed within a committed relationship was killed from domestic violence or plain murder from their partner. Of course, this statistic may seem exaggerated but then again, as stated before, many reports of domestic violence are skewed and known little of. Earlier this month, on March 8, 2014, a protest broke out in Lebanon over reported cases of dom... ... middle of paper ... ...ection orders, and crimes (“State Law Overview”). Works Cited Berry, Dawn Bradley. "Chapter Four: Social Aspects of Domestic Violence."