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By George C. Thomas III,Richard A. Leo

How did the USA, a state identified for shielding the "right to stay silent" develop into infamous for condoning and utilizing debatable strategies like water boarding and outstanding rendition to extract details? What forces be certain the legislation that outline applicable interrogation strategies and the way do they shift so speedy from one severe to another?

In Confessions of Guilt, esteemed students George C. Thomas III and Richard A. Leo inform the tale of the way, over the centuries, the legislation of interrogation has moved from indifference approximately severe strength to main issue over the slightest strain, and again back. The background of interrogation within the Anglo-American global, they show, has been a swinging pendulum instead of a gentle continuum of violence.

Exploring a realist clarification of this development, Thomas and Leo reveal that the legislations of interrogation and the method of its enforcement are either inherently risky and hugely depending on the perceived degrees of risk felt by means of a society. legislation react to worry, they argue, and none extra so than those who govern the remedy of suspected criminals.

From England of the overdue eighteenth century to the USA on the sunrise of the twenty-first, Confessions of Guilt lines the irritating but interesting historical past of interrogation practices, new and previous, and the legislation that govern them. Thomas and Leo expertly clarify the social dynamics that underpin the continuous transformation of interrogation legislation and perform and glance significantly ahead to what their destiny may hold.

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