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Contained herein are 32 motives and reasons why JTR may have committed the Whitechapel Murders. If you disagree, there's room for 33.

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1. True Psychopath and/or Sociopath
"It was an urge. . . . . A strong urge, and the longer I let it go the stronger it got, to where I was taking risks to go out and kill people." - Edmund Kemper
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Abby Normal
2. Sexual Deviant
“The strangest thing about sexual desire is that, left unsatisfied, it can completely alter its nature, as wine becomes vinegar.” - Donald Rumbelow
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8 105
3. Criminally Insane
“Though this be madness, yet there is method in 't.” - Hamlet, Act II, Scene II
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Last Post: Zach the Ripper
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admin tim
4. Product of Environment
Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it. - Proverbs 22:6
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5. Hatred and/or Anger
“O, what a rash and bloody deed is this!” - Hamlet, Act III, Scene IV
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George Lorton
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6. Revenge
“Had all his hairs been lives, my great revenge had stomach for them all.” - Othello, Act V, Scene II
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Howard Brown
7. Occult
“Then he becomes an ageless pathological monster, crouching to kill, on evenings when the stars blaze down in the blazing patterns of death.” - Robert Bloch
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8. Drug-induced Psychosis
“I knew myself, at the first breath of this new life, to be more wicked, tenfold more wicked, sold a slave to my original evil.” - Dr. Jekyll, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
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Howard Brown
9. Brain Tumor, Syphilis, or Other Mental Condition
“In nature, there’s no blemish but the mind, None can be called deform’d, but the unkind.” - Twelfth Night, Act III, Scene IV
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10. Evil
“Who Knows What Evil Lurks in the Hearts of Men?” - The Shadow radio program
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11. Political and/or Ideological
“For the JDL leader Meir Kahane and his many fervent followers, any and all measures to further Jewish survival and welfare - including terror, dispossession, and murder - are entirely justified.” - Mark Weber
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Lynn Cates
12. Misogynist
"A prostitute is a murder victim waiting to happen."
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13. Sexual Frustration or Dysfunction
“He couldn’t get laid if he walked into a whorehouse waving a fistful of $100 bills.” - Anonymous
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14. Jealousy and/or Unrequited Love
“O, beware, my lord, of jealousy! It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on.” - Othello, Act III, Scene III
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Anna Morris
15. Religious Fervor
The wages of sin is death. - Romans 6:23
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16. Liberal Social Reformer
“The end justifies the means.” - Machiavelli, The Prince
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Instructor 173
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17. Imp of the Perverse
“The very intention to suppress a response has the paradoxical effect of producing it.”
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Last Post: Jack the Impious?
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WTM
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18. Profit
“This multiple murder for profit is merely one form of making a living, one in which the murder is incidental to the goal. Those who practice this "profession" would undoubtedly follow another if they were offered more money.” - Elliott Leyton
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8 39
Paul Kearney A.K.A. NEMO
19. Just for Jolly
“I will cut thy throat, one time or other, in fair terms; that is the humour of it.” - The Life of King Henry the Fifth, Act II, Scene I
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20. Schizophrenia
"Schizophrenia was first identified about 1806. This might be something to think about as we ponder whether the man who was Jack the Ripper could have been a schizophrenic.” - Christopher George
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Anna Morris
21. Idee Fixe
“The change of name may have been inspired by other more sinister ambitions having ‘for their primary purpose and idee fixe the pursuit, capture, and the destruction of women’.” - H. L. Adam, The Trial of George Chapman
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22. Walter Mitty Syndrome
"The Old Man ain't afraid of Hell!" - James Thurber, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
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23. Public Service
"England expects that every man will do his duty." - Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson
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24. Cover-up for Other Crime(s) or Action(s)
“Really great criminals are never found out, for the simple reason that the greatest crimes – their crimes – are never discovered.” Jacques Futrelle, The Silver Box
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25. Somnambulism
“An eye in sleep is an eye in Innocence.” - George Herriman
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George Lorton
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26. Atavistic Throwback
“The very emphasis of the commandment: Thou Shalt Not Kill, makes it certain that we are descended from an endlessly long chain of generations of murderers, whose love of murder was in their blood as it is perhaps also in ours.” - Sigmund Freud
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Pilgrim
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27. Business
“There was no doubt that the Don had solved the problem.” - Mario Puzo, The Godfather
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28. A Cry for Help
"For heaven's sake, catch me before I kill more. I cannot control myself" - William Heirens(?)
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WRITEFX
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29. Paranormal
“Such things do not happen in criminal practice in England.” – Sherlock Holmes
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Dustin Gould
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30. Royal Cover-up
“They are entitled to two measures of dead wood; one branch more and they’re hanged.” - Thomas Becket
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31. Combinations or Variations of the Above
“Why does a Jeffrey Dahmer happen? How does a man become a serial killer, necrophiliac, cannibal, and psychopath?”
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Chris G.
32. Unknown
“By the way”, he asked, “what was the motive of the murder?” “Don’t you know?” asked Chase quickly.” “No.” “Then you never will”, declared Chase, grimly. - Jacques Futrelle, His Perfect Alibi
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33. Other
Don't agree with any of the preceding 32? Got your own ideas? Tell us about them in here.
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Last Post: Jack Was Employed?
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Jon Simons
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