Adam Wood:
DR THOMAS BOND AND HIS PROFILE OF JACK THE RIPPER

Dr Thomas Bond's report written on 10th November 1888 is widely seen as the first attempt at profiling a serial killer. Yet throughout 1888 Dr Bond had been at loggerheads with Commissioner Sir Charles Warren. What was the reason for the dispute? Why was Dr Bond still asked by Assistant Commissioner Robert Anderson to prepare his report? How did it go missing in 1894? And who returned Bond’s autopsy report on Mary Kelly in 1987?

Adam Wood is Editor of Ripperologist magazine, and from 2017 to 2020 he was Editor of the Journal of the Police History Society. He is the author of Swanson: The Life and Times of a Victorian Detective, and Trial of Percy Lefroy Mapleton, an examination of the notorious 1881 railway murder of Frederick Gold on the London to Brighton express. He is also co-author with Police historian Neil Bell of Sir Howard Vincent’s Police Code, 1889, and a series of historic walking guidebooks with Blue Badge tour guide Richard Jones. Adam is the owner of nonfiction historic crime publishing company Mango Books.

 

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