The Detective

  • Clare Smith
Part of the Crime Files book series (CF)


One of the most important things that an audience of a film about Jack the Ripper knows is that the killer was not caught. The details of the crimes, the names of the victims may be forgotten but the fact that the killer was not apprehended is remembered. In this way the audience or mass expectation of the detective in a Ripper film is very different from that of a film about the Boston Strangler or Son of Sam.


Lower Class Serial Killer Serial Murder Screen Detective Detective Film 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Clare Smith
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Wales: Trinity St. DavidUK

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