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Interview/Interrogations & Confessions 1 Running Head: INTERVIEW/INTERROGATIONS & CONFESSIONS Interview/Interrogations & Confessions Suzanna Stockton CRJ 230 July 18, 2019 1
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Interview/Interrogations & Confessions 2 Abstract In this class we finished off learning about DNA exonerations, discoveries in the United States, the problem of false confessions, overview of confession evidence in the courts, types of false confessions, police interrogations in context, the third-degree practices of the past, current law enforcement objectives and practices in the United States, Miranda warnings, rights, and waivers, relevant core principles of psychology, situational risk factors, and finally the consequences of confessions. In this paper, I hope to let my audience know more about each of these topics and learn more about each topic myself.
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Interview/Interrogations & Confessions 3 DNA Exonerations and Discoveries in the U.S What is DNA exoneration? It is DNA evidence is a relatively new instrument of exoneration. DNA evidence has been used to exonerate a number of persons either on death row or serving lengthy prison sentences. Exoneration occurs when the conviction for a crime is reversed, either through demonstration of innocence, a flaw in the conviction, or otherwise. The term “exoneration” also is used in criminal law to indicate a surety bail bond has been satisfied, completed, and exonerated. DNA evidence is a relatively new instrument of exoneration. The first convicted defendant from a United States prison to be released on account of DNA testing was David Vasquez, in 1989 (Wikipedia, 2019). A few facts about DNA exonerations: in 1989 was when the first DNA exoneration took place, there are 365 DNA exonerees to date, there are 37 states where exonerations have been won, 14 average number of years served, 26.6 average age at the time of wrongful conviction, 43 is the average age at exoneration, 20 of 365 people served time on death row, 41 of 365 pled guilty to crimes they did not commit, 69 percent involved in eyewitness misidentification, and 28 percent involved in false confessions. The Problem of False Confessions The problem of false confessions emphasizes personal and situational factors that put innocent people at risk in the interrogation room. Turning from the causes of false confessions to
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