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Old August 4th, 2014, 07:13 AM   #31
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In addition to that, I think it would be quite alarming if the police were to accept uncritically any confession they receive. We all know that people sometimes make false confessions: because they're psychotic...

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Right as rain, Mr Ripper...right as rain.
We know that even during the murder series ( '88-'89), several men confessed to the crimes.....Fitzgerald, Brodie, and a few other characters who drifted up from the dust kicked up by the Ripper.

I am of the firm opinion that the British police showed remarkable poise, poise that I am just as equally certain continental and American police departments wouldn't have demonstrated, when these motley would be murderers 'fessed up...been checked out and subsequently released to the confines of the mental institution or back out to the street.
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Old August 4th, 2014, 09:15 AM   #32
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In addition to that, I think it would be quite alarming if the police were to accept uncritically any confession they receive. We all know that people sometimes make false confessions: because they're psychotic; or because they're depressed and experiencing feelings of guilt and a desire to be punished; or because they have poorly integrated personalities and have a desire to seek attention; or because female officers told them that they would have sex with them in return for explicit murder fantasies; or whatever.

It's a complex problem which necessitates a complex solution.

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In all fairness, Trevor did not suggest that it would be just anybody walking into that cop shop to confess - he explicitly said that he was talking about the Ripper.
And to some degree I think Trevor has a very good point there.

Unfortunately, I also think he has a number of not equally good points all over.

But at the end of the day, he will be spot on when he says that there can never be any universal agreement amongst Ripperologist about who dunŽit, no matter what evidence is produced.

We all need a reality check every now and then - yours truly included!
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Old August 4th, 2014, 02:07 PM   #33
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In addition to that, I think it would be quite alarming if the police were to accept uncritically any confession they receive. We all know that people sometimes make false confessions: because they're psychotic; or because they're depressed and experiencing feelings of guilt and a desire to be punished; or because they have poorly integrated personalities and have a desire to seek attention; or because female officers told them that they would have sex with them in return for explicit murder fantasies; or whatever.

It's a complex problem which necessitates a complex solution.

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Mark
Quite so Mark. Many records of false confessions to the Ripper crimes (not to mention all of the "Gallows confessions").
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Old August 4th, 2014, 05:04 PM   #34
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There was more than one?
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Old August 4th, 2014, 07:14 PM   #35
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There was more than one?
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Do you mean men who confessed, buddy ?
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Old August 4th, 2014, 11:59 PM   #36
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On the gallows - Cream...
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Old August 5th, 2014, 05:40 AM   #37
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That tale is the only one I can think of, Cris....on the gallows that is.
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On the gallows - Cream...
I've read of a couple, but can't remember where now. Will try and find the source.
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