The Right To Remain Silent Helps Only The Guilty

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In The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, there are 7 suspects, discluding Dr. Sheppard because he was never seen as a suspect during the investigation, and they all have an incentive to lie. “Some suspects remain silent, indicating that silence is at times advantageous, but many more find it beneficial to lie.(Bibas, Stephanos. The Right to Remain Silent Helps Only the Guilty.) Most suspects find it beneficial to lie because they can make up a story that could hide their secret. All of the suspects in this novel had one big secret they have been keeping from anyone else so face to face testimony was oftenly not true. Most suspects lied in their testimony to conceal their immoral intentions such as when Parker tells Mr. Poirot: “It's true that I tried
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