Kids, Cops, and Confessions: Inside the Interrogation Room by Barry C. Feld

By Barry C. Feld

Juveniles own much less adulthood, intelligence, and competence than adults, heightening their vulnerability within the justice process. accordingly, states try out juveniles in separate courts and use varied sentencing criteria than for adults. but, whilst police carry young children in for wondering, they use an analogous interrogation strategies they use for adults, together with trickery, deception, and mendacity to elicit confessions or to provide incriminating facts opposed to the defendants. In Kids, police officers, and Confessions, Barry Feld bargains the 1st document of what truly occurs whilst police query juveniles. Drawing on striking facts, Feld analyzes interrogation tapes and transcripts, police experiences, juvenile court docket filings and sentences, and probation and sentencing experiences, describing in wealthy aspect what really occurs within the interrogation room. Contrasting regimen interrogation and fake confessions permits police, legal professionals, and judges to spot interrogations that require more suitable scrutiny, to undertake guidelines to guard voters, and to guarantee reliability and integrity of the justice method. Feld has produced a useful examine how the justice method quite works.

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