Whitechapel and Jack the Ripper

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Whitechapel Era
1870-1900
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Main aim for MET Police
To go on the 'beat' - patrolling areas in London by breaking up fights and having a strong presence within the community.
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Sir Charles Warren - 1866
Met Commissioner - ex army official who used brute force to gain control. Lost job on failure of Jack the Ripper.
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Lodging houses
People paid to have a bed - conditions were grim
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Peabody estate
Rent was low, 11 blocks of flats. used to reduce homelessness.
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Reasons for crime
Low income - Lack of work caused lots of free time - Overcrowding - Prostitution
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Tensions in Whitechapel - Irish immigrants
Reputation for being drunk and disorderly, associated with Fenians.
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Tensions in Whitechapel - Fluctuating populations
Accommodation was temporary and residents never fostered any sense of community.
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Tensions in Whitechapel - European migrants
Often stuck together causing segregation
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Problems in policing - Environment
Dark and narrow alleys meant it was hard to chase criminals
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Problems in policing - Prostitution
Cuased violence to women especially in brothels
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Problems in policing - Alcohol
Fuelled violence. Alcoholics turned to crime to feed the addiction.
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Problems in policing - Attacks on Jews
After mass arrival in 1880s there was lots of hateful attacks due to language barrier
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Whitechapel vigilance committee - DATE
1888
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Reasons for it being set up
To find Jack the Ripper - set up by business men. They encouraged criticism of police.
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Jack the Ripper - Media - Help
Encouraged people to come forward with information
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Jack the Ripper - Media - Hindrance
People sent in hoax letters all of which had to be investigated causing police to waste time
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Charles Booth
Conducted a survey of Whitechapel and was shocked by results
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Main aim for MET Police

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To go on the 'beat' - patrolling areas in London by breaking up fights and having a strong presence within the community.

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Sir Charles Warren - 1866

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Lodging houses

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Peabody estate

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