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The Reasons Behind Police's Inability To Catch Jack The Ripper

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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. This hampered their

investigations because a vital clue being held by one police force may

have linked in with evidence being held by the other police force.

This prevented either police force from solving the mystery.

The technology at the time stopped the police from gathering

sufficient evidence from the crime scene. The police could not take

fingerprints, blood samples, DNA and could not analyse it. They were

unable to differ between human and animal blood. This meant that all

the police could do was search the crime scene for any evidence that

could be seen with the naked eye. No magnifying equipment was

available to search for tiny clues. Clues were found at the crime

scene. A bloody cloth was found at one of the victims' body, however

this was useless to the police, as they could not analyse the blood on

the cloth that could have made that catching the killer was possible.

The note written on the wall could not have been fingerprinted for

clues because this technology was not available. This was the same as

the letters that were sent to the police. ...

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terrible state. This meant that the post mortems were difficult and

the coroners were unable to get any clues from the corpses. No one

actually saw Jack The Ripper Kill. Many different descriptions were

given on the killer but no one actually saw him commit murder. This

meant that the police had no idea of where and when he killed because

he could have moved the bodies.

I believe that the most important reason why Jack The Ripper was never

caught was because of the police. Their tactics were not suitable for

catching a serial killer, as they had never experienced one before.

Also, the limited technology made it difficult for the police to

gather any evidence or clues from the crime scene.

Because of this main reason, and other reasons Jack The Ripper escaped

being caught and remains a mystery to this day.
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