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Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice (4th edn)

Andrew Sanders, Richard Young, and Mandy Burton
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5. Police questioning of suspectslocked

5. Police questioning of suspectslocked

  • Andrew Sanders, Andrew SandersProfessor of Criminal Law and Criminology, University of Birmingham
  • Richard YoungRichard YoungProfessor of Law and Policy Research, University of Bristol
  •  and Mandy BurtonMandy BurtonProfessor of Socio-Legal Studies, University of Leicester


This chapter examines the issue of police questioning. It discusses the expanding powers of the police to interrogate; the multiple aims of interrogation; the dwindling away of the right to silence the (inadequate) regulation of interrogation; traditional police interrogation tactics; investigative interviewing; why the innocent confess; and the need for a corroboration rule.

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