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Confessions

Post by Anaxagoras » Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:44 am

The confession (Science magazine)
A psychologist has shown how police questioning can get innocent people to condemn themselves.
At 16, Huwe Burton confessed to killing his mother. He was still in shock from discovering her body when New York City police began to interrogate him. After hours of being threatened and cajoled, he told the police what they wanted to hear. He soon recanted, knowing he was innocent and hoping the justice system would clear him.

Burton was convicted of second-degree murder in 1991 and received a sentence of 15 years to life.

After 20 years in prison, he was released on parole, but he never could shake the stigma of the conviction. Attorneys from several organizations worked for more than a decade to clear him. They produced facts that contradicted the confession and showed evidence of prosecutorial misconduct. But for the Bronx District Attorney's Office, Burton's confession outweighed all other evidence; after all, who would admit to a crime they did not commit? Finally, last summer Burton's attorneys brought in Saul Kassin, a psychologist at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City who is one of the world's leading experts on interrogation.

“I went in prepared to make a 15-minute presentation, but the attorneys started asking some really good questions,” Kassin says. “Before you knew it, we had a discussion that lasted almost 2 1/2 hours.”

Kassin explained that false confessions are not rare: More than a quarter of the 365 people exonerated in recent decades by the nonprofit Innocence Project had confessed to their alleged crime. Drawing on more than 30 years of research, Kassin told the legal team how standard interrogation techniques combine psychological pressures and escape hatches that can easily cause an innocent person to confess. He explained how young people are particularly vulnerable to confessing, especially when stressed, tired, or traumatized, as Burton was.

Kassin's presentation helped open the prosecutors' eyes to the emerging science of interrogation and false confession. Six months later, on 24 January, Judge Steven Barrett of the Bronx Supreme Court vacated Burton's 3-decade-old conviction, citing such work as the basis of his decision. “Having Dr. Kassin come in and give a master class on the science of false confessions was a turning point,” says Steven Drizin, co-director of the Center on Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois, who led the team that pursued Burton's exoneration.

Although scores of people have been cleared of false confessions since DNA evidence entered U.S. courtrooms, the Burton case was the first time someone had been exonerated on the basis of the scientific analysis of interrogation. As such, it marks the coming of age of research that is profoundly affecting the justice system. Confessions are being questioned as never before—not just by defense lawyers, but by lawmakers and some police departments, which are reexamining their approach to interrogation.
I will note that the Japanese criminal justice system with its famous "99.9% conviction rate" (or whatever it is) works almost entirely on obtaining a confession from the 容疑者.
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Re: Confessions

Post by Doctor X » Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:34 am

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Re: Confessions

Post by sparks » Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:11 pm

"容疑者."

Gawd I just love it when you two talk Sulu. There's so much to learn by googling a translation! Wonder how many of us actually give enough of a shit and do just that, or just click 'next' and move on.
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Re: Confessions

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:58 pm

Umsolwa?
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Re: Confessions

Post by sparks » Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:16 pm

Find a friend who'll fuck you.

And so a search on that: You'll find it returns lots of questions. The 'bots don't buy your shit AA.


They are...

looking






for you.
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Re: Confessions

Post by shemp » Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:15 am

This is the proper interrogation technique:

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Re: Confessions

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:33 am

Oooh! Oooh!

Usually it's ed who gets punchy, but this time it's sparks.
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Re: Confessions

Post by sparks » Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:56 pm

It was ... my turn. :)
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Re: Confessions

Post by Doctor X » Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:43 pm

You will get a fair trial:



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"Doctor X is just treating you the way he treats everyone--as subhuman crap too dumb to breathe in after you breathe out."--Don
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"Doctor X wins again."--Pyrrho
"Never sorry to make a racist Fucktard cry."--His Humble MagNIfIcence
"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone."--clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far."--Grammatron
"Indeed you are a river to your people.
Shit. That's going to end up in your sig."--Pyrrho
"Try a twelve step program and accept Doctor X as your High Power."--asthmatic camel
"just like Doc X said." --gnome

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