Admissibility of Statements - 2013 Police Edition

Rene Marin

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Find out how the latest cases relating to the admissibility of statements in criminal proceedings have been discussed, distinguished and analyzed. Offering pages of current landmark case law, the Police Edition shares the essentials every law-enforcement professional should know about confessions. Inside you'll learn about:

  • Persons in authority
  • Detention and arrest
  • Inducements
  • Video/audio recording of statements
  • After-the-fact evidence
  • The right to counsel
  • Disclosure
  • Reasonable expectation of privacy
  • Jailhouse confessions
  • The polygraph
  • Prior inconsistent statements
  • Confirming confessions

The new Police Edition thoroughly reviews and updates all the significant developments in this area of law since the last edition, including:

  • Police deception
  • Confirming a confession - re-enactment
  • Reasonable expectation of privacy
  • Investigative detention - spontaneous statements
  • Inferences drawn from facial expressions
  • Privilege and Youth Offenders Act
  • Societal interest and community shock
  • Methods of investigation and In Camera hearings
  • Evidence of police disciplinary record
  • Mr. Big strategy
  • Blatant disregard of accused's right and exclusion
  • Informer privilege
  • Recanting a previous confession
  • Right to counsel - a continuum - unless circumstances change
  • Sniffer dogs
  • Presence of counsel during questioning - not required
  • Touching suspect during questioning - body language?


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Criminal Law and Procedure


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