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Anatomy of a false confession : the interrogation and conviction of Brendan Dassey

Author: Michael D Cicchini
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2018]
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Anatomy of a False Confession goes inside the interrogation room and explains how government agents got Brendan Dassey to falsely confess to murder; how the prosecutor used that confession to win a  Read more...

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Cicchini, Michael D., 1967-
Anatomy of a false confession.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, 2018
(DLC) 2018026513
(OCoLC)1039201249
Named Person: Brendan Dassey; Brendan Dassey
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael D Cicchini
ISBN: 9781538117156 1538117150
OCLC Number: 1030486763
Description: ix, 238 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I. False confession basics --
Brendan Dassey's confession --
From black box to glass house --
"People who are innocent don't confess," do they? --
Part II. Setting the table --
Don't let facts get in the way --
Location, location, location --
Miranda to the rescue? --
Bypassing Miranda --
Overcoming Miranda --
Negating Miranda --
Getting to know all about you --
Scared straight --
Part III. Inside the interrogation room --
Promises, promises --
Wordplay --
It's better to give than to receive --
Baby steps --
"It's not your fault" --
Positive feedback --
"Would you like a sandwich?" --
Remaining overconfident --
Pulling the rug from under --
Part IV. Trials, tribulations, and appeals --
Poisoning the jury pool --
Spit shining the evidence --
A simple plan --
Getting lucky at trial --
Mailing in the appeal --
Part V. Making a federal case of it --
Reversal of fortune --
The AEDPA : "a formidable barrier" --
Too close for comfort --
Law is dead --
Stare decisis --
What if? --
Part VI. Legal reform --
Reforming Miranda --
Role-playing interrogators --
False confession experts at trial --
Bye bye Reid? --
The dangers of discourse --
Calling the Supreme Court.
Responsibility: Michael D. Cicchini.

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