Jack the Ripper
Assignment One: The Law and order in London in the Late Nineteenth century
1. Describe law and order in London in the late nineteenth century.
In 1829 Sir Robert Peel, Home Secretary, created a judicatory force named the Metropolitan Police, the organisation that has policed us to the present day. This Metropolitan Police force, known as 'peelers' or 'bobbies' after their founder, replaced the Bow Street Runners, the former Thames River Police Force and
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potential source was followed through, experts from all fields were brought in and people of many professions questioned, especially regarding skills or techniques used in any sort of slaughtering, incision making or surgery. Since the MPF did not have the technology to vary their detection techniques they relied on a labour intensive guarding of the Whitechapel area, and consequently also depended on catching the Ripper at the scene of the crime with evidence at hand.