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Author Feld, Barry C.

Title Kids, cops, and confessions : inside the interrogation room / Barry C. Feld.

Publication Info. New York : New York University Press, [2013]


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Description 1 online resource (x, 341 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Interrogating criminal suspects: law on the books and law in action -- Questioning juveniles: law and developmental psychology -- To waive or not to waive: that is the question -- Police interrogation: on the record -- Juveniles respond to interrogation: outcomes and consequences -- Justice by geography: context, race, and confessions -- True and false confessions: different outcomes, different processes -- Policy reforms.
Summary "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"--Provided by publisher.
Note Print version record.
Subject Juvenile justice, Administration of -- United States.
Police questioning -- United States.
Juvenile delinquents -- United States.
LAW -- Forensic Science.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Criminology.
Juvenile delinquents. (OCoLC)fst00985367
Juvenile justice, Administration of. (OCoLC)fst00985472
Police questioning. (OCoLC)fst01068663
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
United States.
Other Form: Print version: Feld, Barry C. Kids, cops, and confessions. New York : New York University Press, ©2013 9780814727775 (DLC) 2012024948 (OCoLC)794040380
ISBN 9780814770467 (electronic bk.)
0814770460 (electronic bk.)
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0814770673 (electronic bk.)
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