True Stories of False Confessions

Author: Rob Warden
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 9780810126039
Release Date: 2009-06-11
Genre: Law

Collects thirty-eight articles describing how innocent men and women have been coerced into confessing to crimes they did not commit, revealing the questionable methods police officers use to get confessions from suspects.

Police Interrogations and False Confessions

Author: G. Daniel Lassiter
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
ISBN: 1433807432
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Law

Although it is generally believed that wrongful convictions based on false confessions are relatively rare-the 1989 Central Park jogger "wilding" case being the most notorious example-recent exonerations of the innocent through DNA testing are increasing at a rate that few in the criminal justice system might have speculated. Because of the growing realization of the false confession phenomenon, psychologists, sociologists, and legal/law-enforcement scholars and practitioners have begun to examine the factors embedded in American criminal investigations and interrogations that may lead innocent people to implicate themselves in crimes they did not commit. Police Interrogations and False Confessions brings together a group of renowned scholars and practitioners in the fields of social psychology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, criminology, clinical-forensic psychology, and law to examine three salient dimensions of false confessions: interrogation tactics and the problem of false confessions; review of Supreme Court decisions regarding Miranda warnings and custodial interrogations; and new research on juvenile confessions and deception in interrogative interviews. Chapters include well-recognized programs of research on the topics of interrogative interviewing, false confessions, the detection of deception in forensic interviews, individual differences, and clinical-forensic evaluations. The book concludes with policy recommendations to attenuate the institutional and social psychological persistence (and pervasiveness) of the various inducements and impediments that have informed law enforcement's interrogation techniques and the types of false confessions they encourage.

Fall Guys

Author: Jim Fisher
Publisher: SIU Press
ISBN: 080932069X
Release Date: 1996
Genre: True Crime

In a story featured on national television programs, a former FBI agent recounts how he uncovered the framing of two boys in a pair of unrelated murders committed in 1956 and 1958 in Pennsylvania, leading to the reopening of their cases. UP.

How the Police Generate False Confessions

Author: James L. Trainum
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442244658
Release Date: 2016-07-15
Genre: Law

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.

Police Interrogation and American Justice

Author: Richard A Leo
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674033702
Release Date: 2009-06-30
Genre: Law

Read him his rights. We all recognize this line from cop dramas. But what happens afterward? In this book, Leo sheds light on a little-known corner of our criminal justice system--the police interrogation. An important study of the criminal justice system, this book provides interesting answers and raises some unsettling questions.

The Wrong Guys

Author: Tom Wells
Publisher:
ISBN: UCSC:32106019868139
Release Date: 2008
Genre: True Crime

Exposes a harrowing vulnerability in the criminal justice system and the practice of coercive interrogation as reflected by a 1997 murder case involving four innocent Navy servicemen who were separately forced to confess to the crime and are still serving sentences even though the real killer has been caught. 15,000 first printing.

True Stories of False Confessions

Author: Rob Warden
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 9780810126039
Release Date: 2009-06-11
Genre: Law

Collects thirty-eight articles describing how innocent men and women have been coerced into confessing to crimes they did not commit, revealing the questionable methods police officers use to get confessions from suspects.

The Confession

Author: John Grisham
Publisher: Dell
ISBN: 9780385534130
Release Date: 2010-10-26
Genre: Fiction

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER BONUS: This edition contains excerpts from John Grisham's The Litigators and Calico Joe. An innocent man is about to be executed. Only a guilty man can save him. In 1998, in the small East Texas city of Sloan, Travis Boyette abducted, raped, and strangled a popular high school cheerleader. He buried her body so that it would never be found, then watched in amazement as police and prosecutors arrested and convicted Donté Drumm, a local football star, and marched him off to death row. Now nine years have passed. Travis has just been paroled in Kansas for a different crime; Donté is four days away from his execution. Travis suffers from an inoperable brain tumor. For the first time in his miserable life, he decides to do what’s right and confess. But how can a guilty man convince lawyers, judges, and politicians that they’re about to execute an innocent man?

A Criminal Injustice

Author: Richard Firstman
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 9780345491213
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Law

Describes the case of Marty Tankleff, convicted at the age of seventeen of the murders of his wealthy parents, the battle to overcome his conviction based on evidence that his confession had been coerced, and his eventual release from prison in 2007.

Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

Author: John Perkins
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1576755126
Release Date: 2004-11-09
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Perkins, a former chief economist at a Boston strategic-consulting firm, confesses he was an "economic hit man" for 10 years, helping U.S. intelligence agencies and multinationals cajole and blackmail foreign leaders into serving U.S. foreign policy and awarding lucrative contracts to American business.

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle

Author: Avi
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780545922470
Release Date: 2015-10-27
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Avi's treasured Newbery Honor Book now in expanded After Words edition! Thirteen-year-old Charlotte Doyle is excited to return home from her school in England to her family in Rhode Island in the summer of 1832. But when the two families she was supposed to travel with mysteriously cancel their trips, Charlotte finds herself the lone passenger on a long sea voyage with a cruel captain and a mutinous crew. Worse yet, soon after stepping aboard the ship, she becomes enmeshed in a conflict between them! What begins as an eagerly anticipated ocean crossing turns into a harrowing journey, where Charlotte gains a villainous enemy . . . and is put on trial for murder! After Words material includes author Q & A, journal writing tips, and other activities that bring Charlotte's world to life!

The Reykjavik Confessions

Author: Simon Cox
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781473531024
Release Date: 2018-03-22
Genre: True Crime

A true story of false memories. ‘Over decades and decades in Iceland people have gone missing without anyone finding anything out. They just sort of disappear...’ In 1974, 18-year-old Gudmundur disappears after a boozy night in a fishing town near Reykjavik. Eleven months later Geirfinnur, a quiet family man, goes missing from Keflavik harbour in the southwest of Iceland after being summoned by a mysterious phone call from home. Both men are eventually presumed dead, but their bodies are never found. This quiet island is in an uproar - two disappearances with no forensics, no leads, no clue what has happened. Soon, the vanishings set in motion an almost surreal series of events, a remarkable tale of corruption, forced confession, false memory and madness that stretches over 40 years. Based on author Simon Cox's celebrated BBC News investigation, The Reykjavik Confessions is a chilling journey of discovery into a dark corner of Icelandic history, and a riveting true-crime thriller that will have you gripped until the very last page.

Effective Interviewing and Interrogation Techniques

Author: Nathan J. Gordon
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080477466
Release Date: 2006-01-18
Genre: Law

Effective Interviewing and Interrogation Techniques, Second Edition, is completely revised and updated so as to cover all the information a student needs to know to obtain answers from a witness, a victim, or a suspect and how to interpret these answers with the utmost accuracy. Building on the previous edition’s ground-breaking search for truth in criminal and non-criminal investigations, this book contains five new chapters which include coverage of false confessions, interviewing the mentally challenged, and the ethics of interrogation in a post 9/11 world. This new edition includes highly illustrated chapters with topics ranging from the psycho-physiological basis of the forensic assessment to preparation for the interview/interrogation; question formulation; projective analysis of unwitting verbal clues; interviewing children and the mentally challenged; and pre-employment interviewing. Also included are several model worksheets and documents, case studies, and complete instructions for using the authors’ Integrated Interrogation Technique, a 10-point, highly successful approach to obtaining confessions that can stand up in court. The book concludes with an insightful look at the future of truth verification. This book will be of benefit to attorneys, coroners, detectives, educators, forensic psychophysiologists (lie detection), human resource professionals, intelligence professionals, and investigators as well as journalists/authors, jurists, medical professionals, psychological professionals, researchers, and students. - Expanded coverage of Statement Analysis, including actual statements from real cases. - New photos to aid in assessing nonverbal behavior. - Added section on assessment of written statements.

The proceedings against the Templars in the British Isles The translation

Author: Helen J. Nicholson
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409436527
Release Date: 2011
Genre: History

In October 1307 all the brothers of the military religious Order of the Temple in France were arrested on the instructions of King Philip IV and charged with heresy. In November, Pope Clement V instructed King Edward II of England to do likewise. These two volumes provide the first full edition and translation of the four surviving texts of the trial proceedings that followed in Britain and Ireland. Detailed introductions to each volume describe the manuscripts and how the material was compiled and arranged, and discuss the course of the proceedings and the value of the evidence they contain.

A Rip in Heaven

Author: Jeanine Cummins
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0451210530
Release Date: 2004
Genre: True Crime

Offers a candid, intimate memoir of the horrific repercussions of a shocking crime on one family, beginning with a nightmarish assault on the author's two cousins and brother, who managed to escape to flag down help, and following the family's odyssey through a world of betrayal, heartbreak, disillusionment, and suffering. Original.