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Crime,policing and the inner city in Whitechapel
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is the source a newspaper, illustration, poster, photograph, report, etc?
Who is the source by? Police, coroner, etc?
The caption above or below the source.
What was the name of the division in Whitechapel?
What sources could we look at to gain information on policing in Whitechapel?
The Illustrated Police News, East London Advertiser newspaper, Metropolitan Police records, Scotland Yard, Illustrated London News, court records
When did the Jack the Ripper murders start?
Why was there so much tension in Whitechapel?
Because of Jewish and Irish immigrants and widespread poverty.
How did the police make mistakes for the JTR murders?
By tampering with evidence for example, when Commissioner Warren ordered the anti-Semitic graffiti to be washed off before photographed that could have been a lead to JTR murders because the grafiti was next to where Eddowes was killed.
Why were the police hated?
They were the face of the government
Where a source comes from, including who made it and why.
the usefulness of something
encourage people to act or think a certain way
the reason why the source is produced
information within a source
give two examples of accommodation for poorer people in Whitechapel
They had the workhouse which offered food and shelter but had to work for 20 hours. They also had the Peabody Estate which originally was a house but replaced by new blocks of flats however, six shillings would be for 3 rooms and poor families spent as much as a third of their savings.
Why was alcoholism a problem for police to deal with?
it led to disorder on the streets, especially around public houses and also violence, and it did not help that it was cheap and easy to access as there were 45 buildings serving as pubs in 1.5km.
Why was overcrowded accommodation a problem for the police to deal with?
It led to theft and domestic abuse.
What was the effect of unreliable work?
Led to begging, disruptive behaviour, stealing and prostitution
Problem for police on prostitution?
although prostitution was not a crime in 1888 but it was prone for women to be victims of assault, rape and illegal abortions, and had 1,200 prostitutes operating in Whitechapel
rookeries and alleyways
this was a house where people lived that was susceptible to crime because it was always dark. It was so dangerous that h division made no attempt to shut down fights, and they were also understaffed
Why did poor people whitechapel turn to alcohol?
because they wanted to forget about their struggles in life.
business people hired gangs to protect their business but these gangs would demand protection money from small business owners, such as shop stalls and if they refused they would smash it into pieces. since, ordinary people were afraid of gang members there was not enough evidence to arrest these gang members.
to do with the local community who worked as poor relief workers. they caused hostility and resentment and would have faced conflict because poor people did not want their help.
Why was it difficult to catch criminals?
The police had lack of forensic evidence such as DNA evidence and other wide technologies. Also because of the Whitechapel Vigiliance Committee
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