I had several ideas for the letter J (which I may write about in the future) but as I was searching for notes on one of those topics, I came across a folder labeled, "Jack the Ripper." Wow! How did I not think of writing a letter J post about this topic? I won’t go into too many details regarding the murders and victims but present a brief overview and address how studying the case of Jack the Ripper can provide individuals with an opportunity to use their critical thinking skills.
Who is Jack the Ripper?
Perhaps the reason why the case still intrigues so many is
because of the unknown.
How many victims? Who were they?
How to Study the Case
In the Media
|Frederick Abberline (see source at end of post)|
There are quite a few ways to see the sites of Whitechapel where the victims met their end. A quick search online finds many Jack the Ripper walking tours.When we visited
Resources and References
The Telegraph: Has the true identity of Jack the Ripper been revealed? – a look at James Maybrick as Jack
Casebook: Jack the Ripper – this site hopes to bring light to the myths and lies as well as show the humanity of the victims
Image of Frederick Abberline: originally from Illustrated Police News and found at casebook.org
Whitechapel Map: http://www.casebook.org/official_documents/map/images/ord_map_full.jpg and cropped & annotated with seven red dots to show location of seven murders attributed to Jack the Ripper (1894; modified April 2008)
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