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NCJ Number: 69800 Find in a Library
Title: Police Interrogation and Confessions - Essays in Law and Policy
Author(s): Y Kamisar
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 343
Sponsoring Agency: University of Michigan Press
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1104
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Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Seven essays by a legal specialist in the area of police interrogation and confessions are collected in this volume.
Abstract: The first essay focuses on involuntary confessions and the 'voluntariness-totality of circumstances' test. In the second, the largely unregulated and unscrutinized practices in the police station are contrasted with courtroom proceedings. Another essay dwells on weaknesses in the dissenting opinions in the Miranda decision. The fourth essay examines Professor Paul Kauper's 1932 essay, 'Judicial Examination of the Accused,' in view of subsequent developments during the next 40 years. The fifth essay reviews the career of Fred Inbau, a well-known instructor in the art of police interrogation and a critic of the Warren Court. The last two essays consider the impact of Brewer v. Williams, Massiah, and Miranda on interrogations and confessions. The volume is intended for students and professionals in the fields of law and law enforcement. Extensive notes and footnotes, and tables of cases and authorities are included.
Index Term(s): Arrest and apprehension; Coercive persuasion of offenders; Confessions; Interview and interrogation; Judicial decisions; Miranda rights; Police legal limitations; Police-offender relations; Rights of the accused; Suspect interrogation; US Supreme Court
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