Confessions in the Courtroom

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SAGE Publications, May 28, 1993 - Education - 176 pages
The causes of confessions, the acceptability of confessions extracted under duress and the interrogation procedures used by police are among the topics explored in this volume. The authors examine how the North American legal system has evolved in its treatment of confessions over the past 50 years, evaluate the process for determining the admissability of confession testimony and provide research findings on jurors' reactions to voluntary and coerced confessions.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Confessions in Court
1
A Historical View
20
A NotsoQuiet Revolution
35
Chapter 4 Police Interrogations
59
Psychological Perspectives
84
Chapter 6 Jurors Reactions to Confessions Evidence
102
Chapter 7 The Psychologist as Expert Witness
127
Chapter 8 The Future of Confessions
137
References
146
Name Index
154
Subject Index
158
About the Authors
163
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