Distinguishing between True and False Confessions

  • CONFESSIONS confessions
  • Published 2001


The impact of a confession on a jury in a capital case is so powerful that a defense attorney who does not attempt to suppress it risks charges of providing inadequate counsel. While there are legal safeguards afforded a defendant at trial to refute the voluntariness or trustworthiness of a professed confession, a false confession should be recognized long… (More)


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@inproceedings{confessions2001DistinguishingBT, title={Distinguishing between True and False Confessions}, author={CONFESSIONS confessions}, year={2001} }