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    Internalized Confession

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    The judicial system often relies on confessions to determine a suspect’s guilt or innocence. And yet, factors such as social influences and pressures from the interrogation can impact the way one views one’s memory when presented with false evidence. For instance, the type of questions and methods the police use can alter the actual memories the subject has. As a result, a subject may become convinced that he or she is guilty when an internalized confession starts to form. In order to minimize accusations against the innocent, whether a confession was voluntary or forced should be emphasized in determining whether the confession is accurate. In this study, Kassin and Kiechel investigate whether false memories can make people believe they have…

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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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    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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    Book X marks the transition in the Confessions from autobiography to the direct analysis of philosophical and theological issues. It is also noteworthy that the length of the Books begins to increase dramatically here (Book X is more than twice the length of most of the previous Books). Although this is a sudden transition in form and content, Augustine is following an underlying structure. This structure depends mainly on his view (which is not explicitly mentioned in the work) that the story…

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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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    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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    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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    Confession “Bless me, Father, for I have sinned,” I began slowly, “It has been two months since my last confession,” picking up the pace as the familiar rhythm and motions overcame the meaning of the words. Recalling the familiar script, I recited the words to the beige screen that separated me from the priest. My eye stared ahead blankly, and my mind wandered to the beginning of an ache forming in my knees. As the script came to an end, I shifted my weight, hoping to stave off the coming…

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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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