Chapter 5. Why do Suspects Confess? Theories

  1. Gisli H. Gudjonsson

Published Online: 13 MAY 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470713297.ch5

The Psychology of Interrogations and Confessions: A Handbook

The Psychology of Interrogations and Confessions: A Handbook

How to Cite

Gudjonsson, G. H. (2002) Why do Suspects Confess? Theories, in The Psychology of Interrogations and Confessions: A Handbook, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470713297.ch5

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:

  • serious consequences;
  • self-incriminating admission;
  • offenders self-esteem;
  • custodial interrogation;
  • suspects confess

Summary

The prelims comprise:

  • Factors Inhibiting Confession

  • Theoretical Models Of Confession

  • Conclusions