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Confessions in the Courtroom.

By: Wrightsman, Lawrence S., Jr.
Contributor(s): Kassin, Saul M.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Thousand Oaks : SAGE Publications, 2012Copyright date: ©1993Edition: 1st ed.Description: 1 online resource (179 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781452254029.Subject(s): Confession (Law) - United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Confessions in the CourtroomDDC classification: 347.3056 LOC classification: 93014935Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Chapter 1 - Confessions in Court -- Chapter 2 - The Law: A Historical View -- Chapter 3 - Recent Court Decisions: A Not-so-Quiet Revolution -- Chapter 4 - Police Interrogations -- Chapter 5 - Why People Confess: Psychological Perspectives -- Chapter 6 - Jurors' Reactions to Confessions Evidence -- Chapter 7 - The Psychologist as Expert Witness -- Chapter 8 - The Future of Confessions -- References -- Name Index -- Subject Index -- About the Authors.
Summary: 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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Cover -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Chapter 1 - Confessions in Court -- Chapter 2 - The Law: A Historical View -- Chapter 3 - Recent Court Decisions: A Not-so-Quiet Revolution -- Chapter 4 - Police Interrogations -- Chapter 5 - Why People Confess: Psychological Perspectives -- Chapter 6 - Jurors' Reactions to Confessions Evidence -- Chapter 7 - The Psychologist as Expert Witness -- Chapter 8 - The Future of Confessions -- References -- Name Index -- Subject Index -- About the Authors.

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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