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Confessions

Deborah Tuerkheimer

in Flawed Convictions: "Shaken Baby Syndrome" and the Inertia of Injustice

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199913633
eISBN:
9780199361830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199913633.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Medical Law

Using confessions to establish the validity of a medical diagnosis raises serious concerns. First, statements framed by doctors and prosecutors as confessions may not actually be confessions. Second, ... More


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