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    that has led to wrongful conviction and even death sentences. Why are innocents convicted? There are three factors that can lead someone to be wrongfully convicted: false confessions made by the innocent person, inaccurate systems used by the criminal justice system, and lack of DNA evidence. The first cause is false confession. A false confession is an admission of guilt in a crime in which the confessor…

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    Confession is fundamental in our Christian faith. Through confession, our sin is revealed and we are able to stand in front God and our brothers as a new person as our sin has been confessed and washed away by the blood of Jesus Christ. Confession is a blessing from God. It is one of the opportunities God gives to the Christians to break “into the darkness and seclusion of the heart”(p112). Although confession exposes wickedness, it helps one to have better relationship with God. Confession is…

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    Hester Prynne Confession

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    The pressure of society and morality are constant forces driving the actions of members of society. The amount one has to lose dictates the extent to which a character is willing to face adversity and rise as a result. In this text, three protagonists struggle with sin and how to attone, this process is influenced by the weight and consequences of confession. Hester has almost nothing to lose, so she can really seize this opportunity and rise out of the ashes. Dimmesdale has a high position in…

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    of these confessions can reveal the weaknesses in a relationship as well. In William Shakespeare 's, Othello, various characters ' make assumed confessions but which are actually indirect and mysterious statements, they also make false confessions, as well as genuine confessions which all highlight the failings of these character 's relationships. Exploring the connection between confessions and relationships within Othello is relevant because it aids the audience in understanding the complexity…

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    While discussing confessions, the authors of this article have come across an interesting topic. There have been a variety of studies done that have analyzed the reason behind why someone confesses to doing certain transgressions. But there hasn’t been a study done to look into the extent one confesses. Does one fully confess to their transgressions or are there occasions where they only partially confess. People often confess in order to make themselves feel better and less guilty. When one is…

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    Within the Confessions St. Augustine divides his thoughts up into various sections of his life. Two sections that spoke out more than the rest were firstly the topic of his dear friend who had passed away; the next was that of the consolation in others. St. Augustine pondered on the memories that he had shared with his fellow friend along with the grieving process that encompassed death. He looked to God to help him cope with the loss as well as the fluctuating emotions that entailed. As humans,…

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    Furthermore, Henkel, Coffman and Dailey also conducted a study in regards to false confessions but more focused on the people’s attitudes and beliefs about such issue. The purpose of the study was to examine the ability of jurors in regards of false confessions and their potential biases in the matter. Henkel, Coffman and Dailey conducted their study by administering two different surveys, each survey took approximately 10-15 minutes. One survey was to measure the knowledge, beliefs, and…

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    are rarely willing to be portrayed as a terrible person. Many things can change your reputation heavily, such as making confessions. For instance, in the well known tragedy, The Crucible, by playwright Arthur Miller, is a story about unfair trials and false accusations. This story is mainly in light of the Salem witch trials, where false accusations lead to unjust trials. John Proctor, the main character, eventually decides not to confess, which brings about his hanging. Nonetheless, Proctor had…

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    Confessions of a Sinner In Puritan society, public confession is required by the Church to show shame but also redemption. This concept of shaming in order to redeem oneself, is time-tested, meaning this belief has been used consistently. In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, Reverend Dimmesdale is a living example of just that. Throughout Ernest W. Baughman’s article, Public Confession and The Scarlet Letter, his audience receives another view of the characters and the novel itself.…

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    False Confessions Lead to Years in Prison On December 8, 1991, 14-year-old Cateresa Matthews was found dead along a path in Dixmoor, Illinois. When investigators rushed to the scene, they had seen that she had been shot in the mouth at close range and there were clear signs of sexual assault. Jonathan Barr and 4 others were falsely accused for the death of Matthews. When each suspect was interrogated, there was little truth of the confessions. Because they contradicted each other's confession.…

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