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Mistake, Ignorance, Expectation Of Benefit, And The Modern Law Of Confessions, George E. Dix Jan 1975

Mistake, Ignorance, Expectation Of Benefit, And The Modern Law Of Confessions, George E. Dix

Washington University Law Review

This Article is an examination of the legal significance of several possible characteristics of a confessing defendant’s state of mind: his ignorance or mistake concerning the facts or the law relating thereto (whether influenced by affirmative and intentional deception by law enforcement authorities, by good faith promises and representations of such persons, or by other factors) and reliance upon expectations that he will in some way benefit from the confession. The thesis presented here is that the lack of clarity in regard to these issues results from the selection of legal vehicles manifestly inappropriate for dealing with the underlying ...


The Pre-Indictment Suppression Of Illegally Obtained Confessions Jan 1971

The Pre-Indictment Suppression Of Illegally Obtained Confessions

Washington University Law Review

No abstract provided.


Admissibility Of Confessions Obtained In Violation Of The Juvenile Code, State V. Arbeiter, 408 S.W.2d 26 (Mo. 1966) Jan 1967

Admissibility Of Confessions Obtained In Violation Of The Juvenile Code, State V. Arbeiter, 408 S.W.2d 26 (Mo. 1966)

Washington University Law Review

No abstract provided.


Evidence—Extrajudicial Confession Inadmissible Without Corroborate Evidence To Establish Corpus Delicti, St. Louis V. Watters, 289 S.W.2d 444 (Mo. App. 1956) Jan 1956

Evidence—Extrajudicial Confession Inadmissible Without Corroborate Evidence To Establish Corpus Delicti, St. Louis V. Watters, 289 S.W.2d 444 (Mo. App. 1956)

Washington University Law Review

No abstract provided.