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Legal Updates

Recording Juvenile Interrogations in Illinois

Jan 16, 2017

Click below for a copy of the legislation that modifies The Juvenile Court Act of 1987, expanding the requirement to electronically record juvenile interrogations in Illinois.

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Legal Updates Fall 2016

Nov 01, 2016

Confession suppressed - made under the influence of fear produced by threatsThe suspect does not have to know all of the possible issues they will be questioned about to make a knowing...

The confession of Brendan Dassey (ìMaking a Murdererî) ruled to be involuntary

Aug 15, 2016

In Dassey v. Dittmann (August 2016) the US District Court, E.D. Wisconsin, ruled that Brendan Dassey’s confession was involuntary. Brendan Dassey’s confession to involvement in the murder of...

Legal Updates Summer 2016

Jul 30, 2016

The Legal Updates Summer 2016 column contains cases which address the following issues:In New York no adverse instruction required if police do not electronically record the interrogationThe value of videotaping: determining the...

Military court decisions re interrogation issues

Jul 11, 2016

Military court decisions re interrogation issues Over the years we have posted on our website numerous military court decisions that dealt with a variety of interrogation issues. For example:

Legal Updates Spring 2016

Apr 30, 2016

Legal Updates Spring 2016 The Legal Updates Spring 2016 column contains cases which address the following issues:Detective erroneously associates “sleep deprivation” with the Reid TechniquePlaintiff claims Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism...

The Legal Updates Winter 2016

Mar 29, 2016

The Legal Updates Winter 2016 column contains cases which address the following issues:California Supreme Court upholds rejection of Dr. Richard Leo testimonyThe value of videotaping the interrogation in disputing intoxication claimConfession voluntariness...

The Legal Updates Fall 2015

Jan 16, 2016

The Legal Updates Fall 2015 column contains cases which address the following issues:What constitutes an intellectual disability? What is mental retardation?Is it coercive to tell a subject that it was important for...

Court admonishes investigator for not following Reid guidelines

Nov 11, 2015

In this case the Appeals court pointed out several prescribed Reid procedures that were not followed by the investigator, resulting in a confession that was found to be involuntary:

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Legal Updates for Summer 2015

Aug 01, 2015

The Legal Updates Summer 2015 column contains cases which address the following issues:Court admonishes investigator for not following Reid guidelines Value of video recording interrogation to determine competency to waive rights10-year-old can...