Criminal Psychology. Chapter 11 - part 1 Interrogations and Confessions Talbot Kellogg Community College. The Importance of Confessions. Confession – Why so important?
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Chapter 11 - part 1
Interrogations and Confessions
Kellogg Community College
“No other class of evidence is so profoundly prejudicial… Triers of fact accord confessions such heavy weight in their determinations that the introduction of a confession makes the other aspects of a trial in court superfluous, and the real trial, for all practical purposes, occurs when the confession is obtained.” (Colorado v. Connelly, 1986, p. 182).
Supreme Court Justice William Brennan
Interrogation v. Interview
Minimization – “soft sell”
Maximization – “scare tactics”
Baiting questions –
Rapport Building – “emotional appeal”
Any promise referencing an escape from punishment or the mitigation of punishment invalidates a confession.