The Psychology of Interrogations and Confessions: A Handbook / Edition 1

The Psychology of Interrogations and Confessions: A Handbook / Edition 1

by Gisli H. Gudjonsson, Graham M. Davies
     
 

ISBN-10: 0470844612

ISBN-13: 9780470844618

Pub. Date: 02/10/2003

Publisher: Wiley

This volume, a sequel to The Psychology of Interrogations, Confessions and Testimony which is widely acclaimed by both scientists and practitioners, brings the field completely up-to-date and focuses in particular on aspects of vulnerability, confabulation and false confessions.

The is an unrivalled integration of scientific knowledge of the psychological

Overview

This volume, a sequel to The Psychology of Interrogations, Confessions and Testimony which is widely acclaimed by both scientists and practitioners, brings the field completely up-to-date and focuses in particular on aspects of vulnerability, confabulation and false confessions.

The is an unrivalled integration of scientific knowledge of the psychological processes and research relating to interrogation, with the practical investigative and legal issues that bear upon obtaining, and using in court, evidence from interrogations of suspects.

• Accessible style which will appeal to academics, students and practitioners

• Authoritative integration of theory, research, practical implications and vivid case illustration

• Coverage of topical issues like confabulation, false memory, and false confessions
Part of the Wiley Series in The Psychology of Crime, Policing and Law

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470844618
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/10/2003
Series:
Wiley Series in Psychology of Crime, Policing and Law Series , #13
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
706
Sales rank:
1,198,347
Product dimensions:
6.73(w) x 9.65(h) x 1.51(d)

Table of Contents

About the Author
Series Preface
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
PART I: INTERROGATIONS AND CONFESSIONS
Interrogation Tactics and Techniques
Interrogation in Britain
Persons at Risk During Interviews in Police Custody: the Royal Commission Studies
The Identification and Measurement of 'Oppressive' Police Interviewing Tactics in Britain
Why do Suspects Confess? Theories
Why do Suspects Confess? Empirical Findings
Miscarriages of Justice and False Confessions
The Psychology of False Confession: Research and Theoretical Issues
The Psychology of False Confession: Case Examples
PART II: LEGAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS
The English Law on Confessions
The American Law on Confessions
The Psychological Assessment
Suggestibility: Historical and Theoretical Aspects
Interrogative Suggestibility: Empirical Findings
PART III: BRITISH COURT OF APPEAL CASES
The Effects of Drugs and Alcohol Upon the Reliability of Testimony
The Court of Appeal
The 'Guildford Four' and the 'Birmingham Six'
Psychological Vulnerability
Police Impropriety
Misleading Special Knowledge
PART IV: FOREIGN CASES OF DISPUTED CONFESSIONS
Four High Profile American Cases
Canadian and Israeli Cases
Murder in Norway: a False Belief Leading to a False Confession
References
Appendix
Index

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