Police interrogation and american justice causes one to marvel at the extent to which the parties in the justice system have been complicit in enabling lawless police to effect convictions of suspects by coercing their confessions leo offers suggestions for reform which are fair and reasonable in a country that has the highest incarceration . In this book richard a leo sheds light on a little known corner of our criminal justice system the police interrogation an important study of the criminal justice system this book provides interesting answers and raises some unsettling questions. Police interrogation and american justice is a scholarly look at the history of police confessions in america one reference the author mentions quite often in this book is the wickersham commission report. Police interrogation and american justice although certainly a learned tome from an academic publisher is easy to read leo writes as clearly as he talks on a witness stand as an expert. Police interrogation and american justice is partially a history of american police interrogation but mainly goes over the various tactics they use to try to get people to tell on themselves this would be of interest to people with an interest in how police operate or people interested in the psychological tactics they use during interrogation
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