Jack the Ripper

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AP English IV

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“Jack the Ripper”

Jack the Ripper was a notorious serial killer, whom some believe never even existed at all.
From August to November 1888, Jack the Ripper terrorized the East End of London by being responsible for the death and mutilation of at least seven female prostitutes. The destitute East End is also known as the White Chapel district of London, England. A few of the prostitutes were targeted as they were leaving brothels in and around the White Chapel district. Jack the Ripper seemed to be targeting drunken women who had no sense of time or what they were doing (Jack the Ripper).
Jack the Ripper is just a name given to an unidentified late 19th century murderer. No one actually knows who this
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The Whitechapel murderer and his victim stood facing each other. When she lifted her skirts, the victim’s hands were occupied and was then defenseless. The Ripper seized the women by their throats and strangled them until they were unconscious if not dead. The autopsies constantly revealed clear indications that the victims had been strangled. The Ripper then lowered his victims to the ground, their heads to his left. This has been proven by the position of the bodies in relation to walls and fences that show that there was virtually no room for the murderer to attack the body from the right side. He cut the throats when the women were on the ground. Splatter stains show that the blood pooled beside or under the neck. The Ripper then made his other mutilations, still from the victims right side, or possibly while straddling over the body at or near the feet. Usually the Ripper would take a trophy, the viscera. The taking of a trophy is a common practice for by modern sexual serial killers. Given the time circumstances of the crimes of the crimes the Ripper almost certainly would have had some experience in using his knife (Cutbush files).
In the past ten years more evidence has been recovered, new information garnered through the young criminal sciences, and serious research conducted on the mystery of Jack the Ripper than at any other time since the case was officially closed


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