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Kids, Cops, and Confessions: Inside the Interrogation Room

Barry C. Feld


Juveniles possess less maturity, intelligence, and competence than adults, heightening their vulnerability in the justice system. For this reason, states try juveniles in separate courts and use different sentencing standards than for adults. Yet, when police bring kids in for questioning, they use the same interrogation tactics they use for adults, including trickery, deception, and lying to elicit confessions or to produce incriminating evidence against the defendants. This book offers the first report of what actually happens when police question juveniles. Drawing on remarkable data, the b ... More

Keywords: justice system, juveniles, interrogation tactics, police questioning, police interrogation, false confessions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780814727775
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814727775.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Barry C. Feld, author