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Spring 2018
LAW201  A  FALSE CONFESSIONS AND CUSTODIAL INTERROGATIONS

Course Description
False confessions are the second leading cause of wrongful convictions in the United States. In the more than 350 DNA exonerations, 27% of the people confessed falsely to a crime they did not commit. This short course will explore the history of interrogations, the process by which interrogations are conducted, the law surrounding confessions, and ways to ameliorate the possibility of false confessions occurring. Throughout the course, students will be exposed to contemporary science and the evolving law on the issue of false confessions and how the existence of a confession impacts the proceedings and sentence. High profile cases of false confessions will also be discussed.

Course Schedule
Offering Dates: 03-08-2018 - 04-25-2018  

Dates Day Time Room
03-08-2018 - 04-25-2018   R  3:30 PM-5:20 PM TBD

Course Frequency
Occasional course offering

Course Information

Credits: 1
Pass/Fail Option: No
Prerequisite:
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation: Exam
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
General
Special Attributes:
Compressed Course
Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s): None
Bar Subject(s): None
Concentration(s): None

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Professor(s)

TROCINO, CRAIG


Biography
Contact Information:
Email: ctrocino@law.miami.edu
Phone: (305)284-8201
Office: Legal Services