Whitechapel Source Questions 2
Behind today's door - Commissioner Sir Charles Warren, poor fellow - because he can sympathise if you feel overwhelmed or lacking in confidence concerning the tasks ahead ... ahem.
1. Describe two features of the Metropolitan Police force in the 1880s. 
2a. How useful are sources A and B for an enquiry into how the streets in Whitechapel made it difficult to maintain law and order in the area? 
2b. How could you follow up Source A to find out more about this enquiry? (hint: the streets making it difficult to police) 
- What feature in the source would you like to investigate further?
- What question would you ask?
- What source could you use?
- How would that help you answer your question?
Source A: Whitechapel High Street.
Source B: A newspaper article published in a local newspaper after the murders of Polly Nicholls and Annie Chapman
My informant demanded at that time that the police force on the spot should be strengthened and some kind of order created on the streets by night. He warned that murder would happen again if matters were left as they were. He was referred from one police office to another. Then came the first murder. He went to the police again and warned them there would be more mischief unless they could clear the streets of the open and defiant ruffianism, which continued to make night hideous. Then came another murder. The main streets of Whitechapel are connected by a network of narrow, dark and crooked lanes. Every one containing some headquarters of infamy. The sights and sounds are an apocalypse of evil.