Casebook Introduction

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By 1888, London was the largest capital in the world and centre of the ever increasing British empire. Queen Victoria had been on the throne for over 50 years and the public face of Britain reflected Victoria’s lifestyle, proud, dignified and above all proper. It was the centre of empire, a centre of culture, a centre of finance, communication and transportation. With a new emerging mass media called the new journalism, later to be dubbed…

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The Tale of Jack the Ripper

When we look back through time to the dark days when the Ripper stalked the streets of East London, we find ourselves confronted by many mysteries. One of the most basic and yet most crucial questions is this: precisely how many victims did the Ripper claim?

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The Whitechapel Murders

The name “Jack the Ripper” has become the most infamous in the annals of murder. Yet, the amazing fact is that his identity remains unproven today. In the years 1888-1891 the name was regarded with terror by the residents of London’s East End, and was known the world over. So shrouded in myth and mystery is this story that the facts…

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The Detectives

The Whitechapel murders were investigated by two police forces, the Metropolitan police and the City of London police. Although many police officers were involved in the investigation several main players are mentioned throughout the Autumn of terror . In addition several private detectives and vigilance groups would devote….

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The Suspects

Who was Jack the Ripper? The identity of Jack the Ripper has eluded many detectives and criminologists for more than 100 years. Many suspects have been put forth over the years. Some of the most probable suspects have been listed here. So who do you think was the real Jack the Ripper?

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The Victims

Initially, it was believed that Jack the Ripper was responsible for the brutally murdering 18 women. However, over the years, Ripperologists have disregarded most of the victims. There are 5 generally accepted (Canonical) victims whose murders are undisputedly attributed to Jack the Ripper.

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Jack the Ripper’s London Then & Now

The name ‘Jack the Ripper’ has become the most infamous in the annals of murder. Yet, the amazing fact is that his identity remains unproven today. In the years 1888-1891 the name was regarded with terror by the residents of London’s East End, and was known the world over. So shrouded in myth and mystery is this story that the facts…

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Who was Jack the Ripper?

In the strange case of Jack the Ripper there was no forensics, fingerprints or DNA. So positive proof of the Ripper’s identity remains unknown. However, the passage of time and subsequented killers have allowed investigators to piece together the type of individual he would have been. Studying a particular criminals methods and crimes…

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