The Fall of the Confession Era
University of Illinois College of Law
August 8, 2008
Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, Vol. 96, p. 367, 2005
This book review-essay of Solan & Tiersma's SPEAKING OF CRIME argues that with the advent of new technologies such as improvements in DNA identification, fMRI 'lie detector' tests, and the like, courts will rely less and less on confessions altogether, rendering obsolete much of the doctrine that currently surrounds linguistic interpretation (and other markers) of consent and coercion.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 18
Keywords: confessions, self-incrimination, linguistics, scientific evidence, forensic evidenceAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: August 10, 2008
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