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    False confessions can be broken down into two categories, internalized and compliant confessions (Blair, 2005). The main difference between the two comes down to the suspect’s own belief in their guilt. If the suspect begins to believe they could have, or had to have committed the crime, the false confession is internalized. If the suspect still believes in their innocence, yet confesses for short term benefits, it is complaint. (Blair, 2005) Internalized Confessions Internalized confessions can appear voluntary and in a traditional sense are not coerced (Chapman, 2013). Suspect’s beliefs are altered, and they come to believe that they have committed the crime, even if they have no memory of doing such (Chapman, 2013; Follete et al., 2007).…

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    enforcement, Hobbs confessed to the rapes and murder, crimes he didn’t commit, and then proceeded to the next two years in prison before DNA evidence surfaced. Prosecutors then cited the confession as a defense, and used bizarre alternative justifications for why the DNA test had cleared him. Subsequently, Hobbs spent an additional three years behind bars, all for crimes he didn’t commit. Unfortunately, Jerry Hobbs is among the thousands of people wrongly convicted because they confessed to a…

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    The article “Inside Interrogation: The Lie, The Bluff, and False Confessions”, published by Jennifer Perillo, and Saul Kassin, discusses situations and potential contributors that can result in false confessions. Perillo and Kassin focus on what are called situational pressures, the use of false evidence, including the use of a fake witness, or false documented proof of the crime happening-also known as a bluff tactic- as risk factors for why people falsely confess to crimes they did not commit…

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    False confessions have become more prevalent in today’s world. With all of the technology advances today we have found out that we have convicted people who have falsely confessed. In Marion’s peer review article it says, “Since 1989, more than 1,400 wrongful convictions of innocent people have been exposed in the United States—either through DNA testing or via the discovery of other types of evidence” (Marion 65). However today we have organizations that are trying to help people with cases.…

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    I choose scenario two police interrogations and false confessions, as you see today on the news people who claim they were innocence at the time of the crime, but was made to say they were guilty were later set free. False confession is very much alive today, especially in the legal system in North America today , and there is a very long history of these type of wrongful declarations (Chapman, 2013). One of the first references to a false confession was recorded in 1660. a servant's name…

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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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    system 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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    Background: False confessions are a major issue in our criminal justice system. Organizations like the Innocence Project have shown that 20% of the people they exonerate falsely confessed. Because of that, Russano, Meissner, Narchet and Kassin strived to identify what factors and circumstances increase the likelihood of a false confession. Through Kassin and McNall research, maximization and minimization were categorized as interrogation methods (1991). Russano, Meissner, Narchet and Kassin have…

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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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    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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