Confessions of guilt: from torture to Miranda and beyond

How did the United States, a nation known for protecting the "right to remain silent" become notorious for condoning and using controversial tactics like water boarding and extraordinary rendition to extract information? What forces determine the laws that define acceptable interrogation t...

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Main Author: Thomas, George C. (Author)
Other Authors: Leo, Richard A.
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
Published: Oxford [u.a.] Oxford Univ. Press 2012
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Summary:How did the United States, a nation known for protecting the "right to remain silent" become notorious for condoning and using controversial tactics like water boarding and extraordinary rendition to extract information? What forces determine the laws that define acceptable interrogation techniques and how do they shift so quickly from one extreme to another? In Confessions of Guilt, esteemed scholars George C. Thomas III and Richard A. Leo tell the story of how, over the centuries, the law of interrogation has moved from indifference about extreme force to concern over the slightest pressure
Item Description:Description based upon print version of record
Physical Description:X, 317 S.
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ISBN:9780195338935