Jack The Ripper
Jack the Ripper has become quite a famous man due primarily to his ability to stump Scotland Yard. This legendary serial killer is considered the first serial killer in history or at the very least the first to go uncaught by the police. He was particularly famous because of his ability to taunt Scotland Yard and the fact that he remained at large and to this day has never been identified.
Jack the Ripper was named so due to the manner in which he killed his victims. This serial killer was based out of London and would attack prostitutes at night. One of his first kills was that of a prostitute in the bed of a room where he eviscerated her and left her body completed ripped open and her innards left scattered around the bloody mess. He would cut the victims from the top of their body to the bottom and then across so that he could remove their insides. He would also cut their faces. It was this manner of slicing and dicing his victims as well as the messages he sent after the killings to Scotland Yard that earned him the nickname.
This man is not just famous for attacking repeatedly in the same fashion or for the seemingly un-emotionally driven murders but also for his ability to taunt police. He would send letters full of riddles to Scotland Yard and at the end of one such letter he signed it “Jack the Ripper”. This sealed his nickname into history. He became quite fond of sending such teasing letters to Scotland Yard and in spite of using new forensic methods the police at the time were unable to solve the riddles and catch the man. The manner in which he taunted local authorities and the fact that he remained at large and could have moved anywhere or been anyone only served to enhance his fame in history.
This particular serial killer remained one of the most notorious in the history books and in fact around the world until well after the 1950’s. Thanks to the efforts of Scotland Yard to catch the man who was terrifying London inhabitants new methods of forensic evidence were utilized to catch murderers and other criminals. In some respects were it not for his taunting and teasing the desire to work all the harder and to invest in new methods of forensic science may very well have not been developed.
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Jack the Ripper was one of the most famous and renowned killers in history. Even though he was not the first serial killer, he was the first killer to strike on a metropolis setting. Jack the Ripper was in his prime at a time when the media had a strong control over society and society as a whole was becoming much more literate. Jack started his killing campaign at a time of political controversy between the liberals and social reformers along with the Irish Home rule partisans. The reports of Jack the Ripper were collected and reported by the police, but then the different newspapers with their political influences slightly distorted the stories to give them their own effect. It has been more the one hundred years since the last murder…show more content…
In today’s society, it is common to see rape murders or any type of murder that had some form of sexual assault. What the world knows about Jack the Ripper is that he was a killer in London that gruesomely murdered most likely five women and was never caught.
All the victims of Jack are truly unknown, but it is believed that he was only responsible for five of the killings that took place in the London area. There were other killings that happened around the same time as Jack’s, but these murders were dismissed as the work of “copy-cats” looking to share the spotlight with “The Ripper.” The five women that were accepted as the victims of “Jack the Ripper” were Mary Ann (Polly) Nichols, Annie Chapman, Elizabeth Stride, Catharine Eddowes, and Mary Jane (Marie Jeanette) Kelly. It is also presumed that Martha Tabram was a victim of Jack but the exact number is uncertain. Some sources say that he killed as few as four women while others say that he killed a minimum of nine and mostly likely killed several more. The first killing in this spree began on Tuesday, August 7, 1888 with the murder of Martha Tabram. Next came the slaying of Mary Ann Nichols on Friday, August 31, 1888, and that death was followed with the murder of Annie Chapman on Saturday, September 8, 1888. Then on Sunday, September 30, 1888 came the killings of Elizabeth Stride and Catharine Eddowes. It is uncertain whether or not the murder of Stride was