Why the Police was Unable to Catch Jack the Ripper
There are many reasons why the police were unable to catch Jack theripper and one of them was that the 2 police forces at the time (TheMetropolitan police force and the City police) did not simplycooperate with each other and they were hiding information from oneanother.
Another reason why the police couldn’t catch Jack the ripper isbecause they were looking for a specific type of criminal, they werelooking for a man who was tall had a moustache, looked foreign and hemaybe was a butcher or a doctor. This fact really limited the line ofenquiry to the police. Elizabeth Long was the women who was thought tohave seen Jack the ripper after a murder and she described him as”Tall, foreign looking and wearing a leather apron”. The police tookon board those statements because all of the newspapers published herstatements and kind of lead the police into that line of enquiry.
Jack the ripper killed his victims by cutting their throat this didn’thelp the police because the victims could not shout out so thereforeno nearby people would hear. The police thought Jack the ripper was aprofessional because he left no clues or any fingerprints after him,which made them, think that he was a doctor or a butcher.
The police had tried everything in their quest to catch jack theripper they interviewed a lot of people they even sent letters topeople in their houses to contact them if there are any suspiciouscharacters seen by the people. This fact led to many riots because thepeople were scared and whenever they saw someone suspicious a lot ofpeople would go and attack that particular person so the situation wasgetting out of control in other words the police could not handle thechaos which the ripper was causing. In the end the police were gettingso desperate that some police officers had to dress like prostitutesso they can attract Jack the ripper and catch him but unfortunately