Chapter 6. Why do Suspects Confess? Empirical Findings

  1. Gisli H. Gudjonsson

Published Online: 13 MAY 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470713297.ch6

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? Empirical Findings, in The Psychology of Interrogations and Confessions: A Handbook, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470713297.ch6

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:

  • empirical studies;
  • empirical evidence;
  • American studies;
  • miranda debate;
  • landmark ruling

Summary

The prelims comprise:

  • How Important Are Confessions?

  • How Commonly Do Suspects Confess?

  • Factors Associated With Admissions And Denials

  • Self-Report Studies Into Why Suspects Confess

  • Conclusions