Silence, Confessions and Improperly Obtained Evidence

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This important new book examines in some detail the law relating to confessions, unlawful evidence, and the "right to silence" in the police station. Peter Mirfield also looks closely at the principles behind this branch of the law. In addition to his thorough examination of the English position, he considers several alternative approaches--namely, those taken by Scottish, Irish, Australian, Canadian, and American legal systems. There is no other book written in English that affords such a systematic treatment ...
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Overview


This important new book examines in some detail the law relating to confessions, unlawful evidence, and the "right to silence" in the police station. Peter Mirfield also looks closely at the principles behind this branch of the law. In addition to his thorough examination of the English position, he considers several alternative approaches--namely, those taken by Scottish, Irish, Australian, Canadian, and American legal systems. There is no other book written in English that affords such a systematic treatment on this subject.
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Table of Contents

One: The History of Confessions, Other Unlawfully Obtained Evidence and the Privilege Against Self-Incrimination
Two: The Principles Behind Exclusion
Three: Procedural Issues and Exclusion
Four: Confessions -- Preliminary Issues
Five: Confessions -- The Exclusionary Rule
Six: Confessions -- Ancillary Issues under the Exclusionary Rule
Seven: Discretionary Exclusion of Confessions and other Evidence -- General Principles
Eight: Discretionary Exclusion of Confessions and other Evidence -- Specific Cases
Nine: Pre-trial Silence
Ten: Vulnerable Suspects and their Special Problems
Eleven: Some Alternative Approaches
Twelve: Conclusion
(Please note this is a draft contents list)

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