Police Investigation #3

3. During the investigation, the metro police worked with the London police to attempt to solve the Jack the Ripper mystery. Despite their lack of communication with each other, I do not believe that the police were at fault for failing to catch Jack the Ripper. The murders occurred at a time when crime-solving technologies were not as advanced as they are today. During the Victorian Era, people believed that the shape of the jaw, and certain head measurements could identify criminals. The idea of fingerprints was not popular during that time, nor was it understood well. The police had to solely rely on the clues left at the crime scene and eyewitnesses. They did not have scientific methods, or DNA testing that we have today, and therefore cannot be at much fault for failing to find Jack the Ripper.

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