The Language of Confession, Interrogation, and Deception / Edition 1

The Language of Confession, Interrogation, and Deception / Edition 1

by Roger W. Shuy
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761913467

ISBN-13: 9780761913467

Pub. Date: 12/24/1997

Publisher: SAGE Publications

From a linguistic perspective, this book is a practical explanation of how confessions work. Roger Shuy, author of the 1993 benchmark work, Language Crimes, examines criminal confessions, the interrogations that elicit confessions, and the deceptive language that plays a role in the actual confession. He presents transcripts from numerous interrogations and

Overview

From a linguistic perspective, this book is a practical explanation of how confessions work. Roger Shuy, author of the 1993 benchmark work, Language Crimes, examines criminal confessions, the interrogations that elicit confessions, and the deceptive language that plays a role in the actual confession. He presents transcripts from numerous interrogations and analyzes how language is used, how constitutional rights are not protected, and discusses consistency, truthfulness, suggestibility, and written and unvalidated confessions. He also provides specific advice about how to conduct interrogations that will yield credible evidence.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761913467
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
12/24/1997
Series:
Empirical Linguistics Series, #2
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Introductionvii
1Confession Event1
2Language of the Police Interrogation12
Interrogating Versus Interviewing12
Case Study of the Interrogations of Steve Allen17
Was Chris Jerue Lying?33
Did Donald Goltz Believe What He Confessed?40
Some Problems With Police Interrogation46
3Language and Constitutional Rights51
Miranda Rights in the DWI Arrest52
Were the Rights of Jesse Moffett Abused?58
Were the Rights of Charles Lorraine Violated?68
4Language of Truthfulness and Deception74
Was Robert Alben Lying?79
Was Jessie Moffett Lying?87
5Language of Written Confessions94
Michael Carter's Written Statement95
The Written Statement as a Clue to Deception104
6Language of the Implicational Confession107
Surrogate Confession of DeWayne Hill107
7Language of the Interrogator as Therapist122
Persuasion of Beverly Monroe123
8Inferred Confession140
Case Study of Shiv Panini140
9Unvalidated Confession153
Why Did Kevin Rogers Confess?154
10An Effective Interrogation and a Valid Confession174
Case Study of Pamela Gardner174
11Some Basic Principles of Interrogation, Confession, and Deceptive Language186
Be Conversational188
Ask Clear and Explicit Questions190
Do Not Mix Interview Types191
Look for Inconsistencies Before Trying to Determine Deception192
Tape-Record All Contacts192
References195
Index199
About the Author205

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