Chapter 11. The American Law on Confessions

  1. Gisli H. Gudjonsson
  1. Gisli H. Gudjonsson and
  2. Lorca Morello

Published Online: 13 MAY 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470713297.ch11

The Psychology of Interrogations and Confessions: A Handbook

The Psychology of Interrogations and Confessions: A Handbook

How to Cite

Gudjonsson, G. H. (2002) The American Law on Confessions, in The Psychology of Interrogations and Confessions: A Handbook, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470713297.ch11

Author Information

  1. Institute of Psychiatry, King's College, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 MAY 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470844618

Online ISBN: 9780470713297

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Keywords:

  • United States law;
  • confession evidence;
  • American case;
  • American courts;
  • expert testimony

Summary

The prelims comprise:

  • The Basic Law Of Confessions

  • Voluntariness And Mentally Vulnerable Suspects

  • Challenging A Confession In Court

  • Differences Between English And American Law And Practice

  • Conclusions