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1

Name the main problems faced by the police?

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

2

Why was the media an issue?

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

3

Why was police rivalry a problem?

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

4

Why was the Whitechapel Vigilance committee an issue?

Sent false evidence to the police.

5

Why was reliance on witnesses an issue?

Vague information.

6

When did the police start fingerprinting?

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