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dc.contributor.advisorBlair, John Pete
dc.contributor.authorHom, Patricia A. ( )en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-24T10:07:43Z
dc.date.available2012-02-24T10:07:43Z
dc.date.issued2010-12-01en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/2969
dc.description.abstractCurrently, the only requirement for a confession to be admissible into evidence is that the confession is voluntarily provided by the suspect. However, a confession that is voluntary is not necessarily reliable. If a confession is not identified as reliable, one might question whether the confession is true or false. Consequently, if a voluntary test continues to be the only requirement for the admissibility of a confession into evidence, one may also ponder how many false confessions become admissible in court. Due to the severe consequences of wrongful convictions and the influential weight a confession possesses as evidence, this thesis provides an exploratory analysis of Leo’s (2008) reliability test to minimize the admission of false confessions. The analysis corroborates confessions with both dependent and independent evidence (Leo, 2008) and offers insight into the process and importance of examining the reliability of confessions.en_US
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dc.format.extent102 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectReliabilityen_US
dc.subjectReliability testen_US
dc.subjectConfessionen_US
dc.subjectFalse confessionen_US
dc.subjectWrongful convictionsen_US
dc.titleExamining the Reliability of Confessionsen_US
txstate.documenttypeThesis
dc.contributor.committeeMemberPollock, Joycelyn M.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberRossmo, Kim
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSupancic, Michael
thesis.degree.departmentCriminal Justice
thesis.degree.disciplineCriminal Justice
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science
txstate.departmentCriminal Justice


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