False Confessions During Interrogations

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Over the years people have confessed to crimes they have not committed. People have went to jail and sent to jail for crimes they did not commit, because of the intimation they endured during their interrogation. For instance, some people are physically, mentally, and emotionally threatened during interrogations. People are afraid so they often give false confessions or someone else name in an attempt to remove themselves from the situation. However, if psychologist were present during interrogations they would most likely be able to prevent false confessions. Namely, they will be able to tell if someone is giving a genuine confessions or lying about knowing information about the crime. Psychologists being present will be able to identify is someone is being genuine or lying because they are afraid. Therefore, psychologist should be present during interrogations, because they will be able to detect when people are giving false confessions. During interrogations most of the detectives manipulate…show more content…
According to Stephen Porter, Katherine Rose, and Tianna Dilley, author and researcher of Enhanced Interrogations: The Expanding Roles of Psychology in Police Investigations in Canada believes psychologist can prevent false confessions (36). Having a psychologist present during an interrogation will lower the chances of a false confession, because they will be able to identify signs that someone is lying. Namely, psychologist will notice their body language and pay attention to the details they are giving in their confession. Psychologist will be able to tell if a person is giving a false confession. In addition, having a psychologist present during an interrogation can affect how detectives interact with suspects. For instance, detectives may not pressure or intimidate people into giving confessions or naming other

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