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Name the main problems faced by the police?

-The media.
-Police Rivalry.
-poor communications.
-Lack of forensic techniques.
-Whitechapel vigilance committee.
-reliance on witnesses.


Why was the media an issue?

-Hostility toward the police.
-over 300 false letters claiming to be the ripper.


Why was police rivalry a problem?

-divisions did not cooperate with each other.
-evidence being removed to hinder other forces.


Why was the Whitechapel Vigilance committee an issue?

Sent false evidence to the police.


Why was reliance on witnesses an issue?

Vague information.


When did the police start fingerprinting?

1900. (they also could not tell the difference between blood groups and whether it was an animal).