Kids, Cops, And Confessions: Inside The Interrogation Room by Barry C. FeldKids, Cops, And Confessions: Inside The Interrogation Room by Barry C. Feld

Kids, Cops, And Confessions: Inside The Interrogation Room

byBarry C. Feld

Hardcover | November 26, 2012

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Juveniles possess less maturity, intelligence, and competence than adults, heightening their vulnerability in the justice system. For this reason, states try juveniles in separate courts and use different sentencing standards than for adults. Yet, when police bring kids in for questioning, they use the same interrogation tactics they use for adults, including trickery, deception, and lying to elicit confessions or to produce incriminating evidence against the defendants. In Kids, Cops, and Confessions, Barry Feld offers the first report of what actually happens when police question juveniles. Drawing on remarkable data, Feld analyzes interrogation tapes and transcripts, police reports, juvenile court filings and sentences, and probation and sentencing reports, describing in rich detail what actually happens in the interrogation room. Contrasting routine interrogation and false confessions enables police, lawyers, and judges to identify interrogations that require enhanced scrutiny, to adopt policies to protect citizens, and to assure reliability and integrity of the justice system. Feld has produced an invaluable look at how the justice system really works.
Title:Kids, Cops, And Confessions: Inside The Interrogation RoomFormat:HardcoverDimensions:351 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:November 26, 2012Publisher:NYU PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0814727778

ISBN - 13:9780814727775

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"the author's detailed, rare and invaluable look inside the concealed confines of the interrogation room provides a compelling impetus for change"-LA Daily Journal,