How the Police Generate False Confessions

How the Police Generate False Confessions : An Inside Look at the Interrogation Room

How the Police Generate False Confessions

by David Klinger

 

How the Police Generate False Confessions by David Klinger

How the Police Generate False Confessions : An Inside Look at the Interrogation Room

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.

How the Police Generate False Confessions : An Inside Look at the Interrogation Room
  • Format: Paperback | 328 pages
  • Dimensions: 145 x 223 x 24mm | 467g
  • Publication date: 30 Nov 2018
  • Publisher: ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD
  • Publication City/Country: Lanham, MD, United States
  • Language: English
  • Edition Statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: 2 Tables, unspecified
  • ISBN10: 1538120038
  • ISBN13: 9781538120033
  • Bestsellers rank: 1,142,637
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