cj 425 ch.5 deception in police interrogation

  1. interrogation-(interrogate)

    • to examine by questioning formally or officially.
    • (cops sometimes include beating to get false confessions because in criminal law a confession is the most damning and potent evidence a prosecutor can present during
    • trial.)
    • potent-having a great power influence or effect
    • investigators are deliberately trying to elicit incriminating evidence that will be used to prosecute the suspect.

  2. fabricate-
    • invent or concoct (something) typically with deceitful intent.
    • concoct- to devise using skill and intelligence.
    • (cops fabricate evidence to secure a confession.)
  3. coercive-
    • relating to or using force or threats.
  4. elicit-
    • evoke or draw out from someone in reaction to ones own actions or questions.
  5. perpetrators-
    • (perpetrate) perform an act usually with negative connotation.
    • to be responsible for; commit.

  6. Miranda warning-
    • require law enforcement officers to inform suspects of their right to remain silent(fifth amendment) and access to legal counsel(sixth amendment)
  7. coercion-
    • the practice of persuading someone to do something by using force or threat.
  8. slippery - slope argument-
    • allowing or even encouraging behaviors that are generally condemned by society or prohibited in other areas of police work.
    • (pg.83)
  9. interview-
    • gather pertinent information regarding a crime.
    • (interviews usually happen early in an investigation when police have little or no evidence linking a suspect to a crime, and the location is often spontaneously chosen or solely determined by convenience)
    • (pertinent- relevant or applicable to a particular matter)
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cj 425 ch.5 deception in police interrogation
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