Confessions in the Courtroom

Confessions in the Courtroom

by Lawrence S. Wrightsman, Saul Kassin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803945558

ISBN-13: 9780803945555

Pub. Date: 05/28/1993

Publisher: SAGE Publications

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

…  See more details below

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803945555
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
05/28/1993
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.41(d)

Related Subjects

Table of Contents

Confessions in Court
The Law
A Historical View
Recent Court Decisions
A Not-So-Quiet Revolution
Police Interrogations
Why People Confess
Psychological Perspectives
Jurors' Reactions to Confessions Evidence
The Psychologist as Expert Witness
The Future of Confessions

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >