2014
DOI: 10.17265/2159-5836/2014.12.003
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C. Bruna Mancini

Abstract: During the last months of 1888 the populous quarter of Whitechapel, London, was stained with the blood of five women, all booked prostitutes and chronic alcoholics, worthy representatives of the diseases/vices of the Victorian East End. The shrewd and sanguinary Monster who realized these violent murders called himself "Jack the Ripper", signing with his "trade name" the letters he sent to the Central News Agency and through the press he soon became a myth, the most famous "serial killer" of all time. As a ma…

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