Also although many of the murders were conducted in a brutal manner one can not be sure that this is a certain link between all of the murders. Although all of the murders were done in close proximity there are no real clues to why he was doing this. Not knowing the motive can be a big disadvantage to the police as they can't pin any of the murders to one person. The Ripper was very subtle and careful in all of the murders because he made sure there were no obvious clues left. However the one clue he did leave which was a leather apron was inadequate in those days due to the lack of technology.
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. The technology of the time wouldn’t have been able to distinguish between human and animal blood.
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 murders were not terribly uncommon. The press coverage to the case didn’t help much as they had forced the police to investigate ‘Leather Apron’ and this wasted a significant amount of the police time which, if spent properly, may have allowed them to uncover more information needed to catch the Ripper.
Also, what I don’t understand is how not one police officer took a stand against the police chief, and how this type of policing was never reported and deemed as acceptable behavior. The reason I also chose to include the L.A. riots is because it displays a side of the story many people simply do not discuss. The impression that I received is the rioting is deemed as justifiable. Both incidents are classic examples of how a lack of proper ethics and leadership can lead to such tragic incidents. What is even sadder is in between all this innocent people were affected, such as Rodney King, the businesses, and 53 deaths.
Were there any measures they didn't try? Firstly the Romans didn't believe it was the state's responsibility to prevent crime, so they didn't have any police force. They had VIGILES but they were not responsible for catching criminals. The victim could bring the accused to court for a trial and could gather evidence to support his accusation otherwise there was nothing you could do about it. They didn't have prisons, as there was no police force.
Most of the victims decided to stay silent and not reporting the crime to the authority because of some reasons. The first reason for the victims to stay silent was they did not know how and who to report the crime to. Based on a survey conducted by National White Collar Crime Center in 2003, 63.3% of the victims did not know how and who to report the crime to. It was because they felt that the knowledge of the online fraud was not important as long as they were not the victims and they did not know the existence of Internet Fraud and Complaint Centre. In addition, it got complicated when the criminal was a foreigner and the victims were kind of lost because they did not know how to deal with foreign criminal.
I can't even confirm that you are charged with an offense, or rather, I don't know whether you are." (p 12) As you can see, K has no luck getting information regarding his case. In fact, from the time he was first put under arrest to when he was killed, he never encountered the anonymous force that issued the arrest. The same is true for The Metamorphosis. Gregor never finds out exactly what turned him in to an insect, and why.
In the movie, Dog Day Afternoon, there were many things that the police and the FBI did wrong. It seemed as if there was no manual to guide the police officers and the FBI through the hostage situation. Sonny and Sal never really thought about what they would do if they were to get caught. One of the first mistakes that officer Moretti made was when he called the bank to let Sonny know he was in there. I think that there never would have been a hostage situation if officer Moretti would have let Sonny and Sal think they were going to get away and grab them when they came out the bank.
According to Timothy Williams writer of “Downside of Police Body Cameras” said Chief Strachan of Bremerton will not invest in the cameras because anyone can walk in and request for the footage. They were being asked for anything and everything and the departments just couldn’t handle the large amount of demands that were being requested (par. 1). When dealing with a serious situation like a domestic violence call the camera has to be on. However, the footage captured should never be released to the public due to the fact that it’s a private issue.
These adjustments were made by Charles Vincent, director of Criminal Investigations. Such changes included that “the body must not be moved; nor nothing about it or the room or the place of discovery”. Although these changes were revolutionary, they were equally useless. In a time before forensics and even fingerprinting, the only way of catching a murderer is seeing him do it or catch him doing it. As one can see, it would be quite hard to catch a murderer and many murder cases would be left unsolved, the Whitechapel murders included.