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The Language of Confession, Interrogation, and Deception : Empirical Linguistics - Roger W. Shuy

The Language of Confession, Interrogation, and Deception

Empirical Linguistics

Hardcover Published: 1st February 1998
ISBN: 9780761913450
Number Of Pages: 216

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From a linguistic perspective, this book is a practical explanation of how confessions work. Roger Shuy, author of the 1993 benchmark work, Language Crimes, examines criminal confessions, the interrogations that elicit confessions, and the deceptive language that plays a role in the actual confession. He presents transcripts from numerous interrogations and analyzes how language is used, how constitutional rights are not protected, and discusses consistency, truthfulness, suggestibility, and written and unvalidated confessions. He also provides specific advice about how to conduct interrogations that will yield credible evidence.

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"An extremely valuable resource by one of the experts in this field." -- A.J. Kramer

Series Editor's Introductionp. vii
Confession Eventp. 1
Language of the Police Interrogationp. 12
Interrogating Versus Interviewingp. 12
Case Study of the Interrogations of Steve Allenp. 17
Was Chris Jerue Lying?p. 33
Did Donald Goltz Believe What He Confessed?p. 40
Some Problems With Police Interrogationp. 46
Language and Constitutional Rightsp. 51
Miranda Rights in the DWI Arrestp. 52
Were the Rights of Jesse Moffett Abused?p. 58
Were the Rights of Charles Lorraine Violated?p. 68
Language of Truthfulness and Deceptionp. 74
Was Robert Alben Lying?p. 79
Was Jessie Moffett Lying?p. 87
Language of Written Confessionsp. 94
Michael Carter's Written Statementp. 95
The Written Statement as a Clue to Deceptionp. 104
Language of the Implicational Confessionp. 107
Surrogate Confession of DeWayne Hillp. 107
Language of the Interrogator as Therapistp. 122
Persuasion of Beverly Monroep. 123
Inferred Confessionp. 140
Case Study of Shiv Paninip. 140
Unvalidated Confessionp. 153
Why Did Kevin Rogers Confess?p. 154
An Effective Interrogation and a Valid Confessionp. 174
Case Study of Pamela Gardnerp. 174
Some Basic Principles of Interrogation, Confession, and Deceptive Languagep. 186
Be Conversationalp. 188
Ask Clear and Explicit Questionsp. 190
Do Not Mix Interview Typesp. 191
Look for Inconsistencies Before Trying to Determine Deceptionp. 192
Tape-Record All Contactsp. 192
Referencesp. 195
Indexp. 199
About the Authorp. 205
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ISBN: 9780761913450
ISBN-10: 0761913459
Series: Empirical Linguistics
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 1st February 1998
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.03 x 15.8  x 1.85
Weight (kg): 0.46