Silence and Confessions

The Suspect as the Source of Evidence

  • Susan Easton

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 232-256

About this book


This book examines the treatment of suspects in interrogation and explores issues surrounding the right to silence. Employing a socio-legal approach, it draws from empirical research in the social sciences including social psychology to understand the problem of obtaining reliable evidence during interrogation.


Confession interrogation evidence criminal justice system right to silence socio-legal law society criminal justice psychology social psychology

Authors and affiliations

  • Susan Easton
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  1. 1.Brunel Law SchoolUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2014
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social Sciences Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-46239-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-33382-7
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