Jack The Ripper Research Papers

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Jack the Ripper The definition of a serial killer is usually an individual who has killed three or more people over a time period of more than a month. Between the murders there have been what is called a down time, "a cooling of period". Often there is a sexual element involved in the killings and the offenders usually act alone and the victims often have something in common such as race, age or similar appearance. I have always been fascinated by the psychology of criminals and chose to write about Jack the Ripper because he does not quite fit the typical profile of a serial killer yet he is one of the most infamous serial killer to this day. The fact that his identity is unknown makes it even more interesting. How did he manage not getting caught with all…show more content…
The only way to charge someone with the murders in 1888 would have been if you caught them in the act or if they confessed. There were no DNA-samples taken of course because the techniques for it did not exist. In my opinion the police had a serious uphill climb! The name "Jack the Ripper" came when someone claiming to be the killer sent letters to the police and local press. He signed the letters with "Jack the Ripper". The first letter was dated September 25 1888. He was also called the Whitechapel murderer and "Leather Apron". It is a general belief that there were five victims of Jack the Ripper. Some say he killed six more women until 1892 but because he was not caught it was never proven. There were some attacks on women in the area before the actual murders occurred and it is said that they were acted out by the man who later was called Jack the Ripper. The victims were all prostitutes, they varied in both age and appearance. Their deaths were similar, the throats were slit and they were mutilated. The victims were: Mary Ann Nichols, murdered Friday, August 31,

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