Coercion /koʊˈɜːrʃən/ is the practice of forcing another party to act in an
involuntary manner by use of intimidation or threats or some other form of
And the Fourteenth Amendment prohibits coercive questioning by police officers.
So, confessions to crimes that are coerced, or involuntary, aren't admissible ...
Feb 22, 2013 ... Generally, coercion involves using tactics used to force you into ... If you are a
victim of police coercion, you should tell your lawyer immediately.
A confession or evidence that results from coercive tactics is inadmissible at trial.
The police, for example, may not use torture techniques, threats, drugging, ...
therefore, primarily objective. Subjective factors will be considered in determining
whether a suspect's will was overborne, but only if police coercion is present.
The factors that can contribute to a false confession during a police interrogation
include: duress; coercion; intoxication; diminished capacity; mental impairment ...
A coerced confession is one made against one's free will. ... A confession is not
considered coerced merely because the police misrepresented to a suspect the ...
Police may engage in deceptive and coercive interrogations to obtain
confessions. When a confession is later retracted, judges and juries must assess
Although most potential jurors view police tactics as coercive, they generally
believe such tactics are necessary to elicit truthful confessions and unlikely to
Dec 9, 2011 ... 1, 2008, Worcester, Mass. police had 16-year-old Nga Truong locked ... Ryan,
described it as the worst case of coercion he's seen in 35 years.