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The interrogation industry: Part 1

Half a century ago the Supreme Court in Miranda v.  Arizona described with distaste the tricks and psychological manipulations recommended in police training manuals.  Quoting from the 1962 edition of Inbau & Reid’s Criminal Interrogation and Confessions, the Court described the ruse whereby … Continue reading

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Courts are shocked, shocked, to learn of false confessions

A recent study by the Governor’s Task Force on Justice and Chopped Liver concluded that if you took all the decisions where courts twisted themselves into pretzels to uphold the voluntariness of confessions elicited by police ruses and deceptions and … Continue reading

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Videotaping police interrogations isn’t enough: Part I

Squawkers and others have been agitating for years to make the cops videotape police interrogations. Not just the final confession, but the whole thing, including all that “small talk” the cops always say they spent six hours engaging in before … Continue reading

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