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Confessions in the Courtroom

Confessions in the Courtroom

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176 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
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.
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

Lawrence S. Wrightsman

Saul Kassin

Saul Kassin is a Distinguished Professor of Psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Massachusetts Professor Emeritus at Williams College. Born and raised in New York City, he graduated from Brooklyn College in 1974. After receiving his Ph.D. in personality and social psychology from the University of Connecticut in 1978, he spent time at the University of Kansas, Purdue University, the Federal Judicial Center, and Stanford University. He is an author or editor of several books—including Social Psychology, Developmental Social Psychology, The American Jury on Trial, and The Psychology of Evidence and Trial Procedure. ... More About Author

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