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The Resource How the police generate false confessions : an inside look at the interrogation room, James L. Trainum, (electronic resource)

How the police generate false confessions : an inside look at the interrogation room, James L. Trainum, (electronic resource)

Label
How the police generate false confessions : an inside look at the interrogation room
Title
How the police generate false confessions
Title remainder
an inside look at the interrogation room
Statement of responsibility
James L. Trainum
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Despite the rising number of confirmed false confession cases, most people have a hard time grasping why someone would confess to a crime they did not commit, or even why a guilty person would admit to something that could put them in jail for life. How the Police Generate False Confessions takes you inside the interrogation room, exposing the tactics that law enforcement uses to make confessions happen. James L. Trainum reveals how innocent people can become suspects and then confessed criminals even when they have not committed a crime. Using real stories, he looks at the inherent coerciveness of the interrogation process and why so many false confessions contain so many of the details that only the true perpetrator would know. More disturbingly, the book examines how these same processes corrupt witness and victim statements, create lying informants and cooperators, and induce innocent people to plead guilty. Trainum also offers recommendations for change in the U.S. by looking at how other countries are changing the process to prevent such miscarriages of justice. The reasons that people falsely confess can be complex and varied; throughout How the Police Generate False Confessions Trainum encourages readers to critically evaluate confessions on their own by gaining a better understanding of the interrogation process.--Publisher description
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Trainum, James L
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Police questioning
  • Confession (Law)
  • Self-incrimination
Label
How the police generate false confessions : an inside look at the interrogation room, James L. Trainum, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-299) and index
Contents
History -- Do we even have a problem? -- Types of confessions and statements -- Taking the first steps -- Good police work or coercion? -- Contamination -- Statement evaluation -- Witnesses -- Cooperators and informants -- Plea bargaining -- Is there a better way? -- Safeguards and reform -- What lies in store for the future?
Control code
ssj0001972097
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 308 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781442244641
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2017478440
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001972097
Label
How the police generate false confessions : an inside look at the interrogation room, James L. Trainum, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-299) and index
Contents
History -- Do we even have a problem? -- Types of confessions and statements -- Taking the first steps -- Good police work or coercion? -- Contamination -- Statement evaluation -- Witnesses -- Cooperators and informants -- Plea bargaining -- Is there a better way? -- Safeguards and reform -- What lies in store for the future?
Control code
ssj0001972097
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 308 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781442244641
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2017478440
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001972097

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