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12/2/10 False Confession Innocent project o 15-28% wrongful convictions involve confessions Very Compelling o Kassin and Sukel (1997) IV- pressure (low/high), admitted as evidence (admitted/not) DV- % guilt Findings- doesn’t matter how much pressure there was during the confession Miranda Rights o Remain silent o Warning “say and do….” o To have an attorney o Best form of protection for anyone being interrogated o If you are being Mirandized, the police think you are guilty Leo (1996) Observed 500 hours of interrogation across 3 police departments Police objective to get people to talk “outside” Miranda o Develop rapport o Irrelevant banter increases likelihood of talking o Present self as ally o Miranda as formality: yadda yadda yadda o Roughly 80% waived Miranda Rights Most likely to waive Miranda Rights o Adolescents under 14 o Developmentally-delayed individuals o Not savvy to the criminal justice system o The innocent Impression Management: If I don’t waive Miranda, he’ll think I’m
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