The Law of Interrogations and Confessions: A Guide for Law Enforcement Officers and Students of Law and Justice (W. B. Sheridan Law Books)


Fradella, Henry F.


Henry F. Fradella is Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University, where he also holds affiliate appointments as a professor of law and as a faculty member in the interdisciplinary program on law and behavioral science. He earned a B.A. in psychology from Clark University; a master’s in forensic science and a law degree from George Washington University; and Ph.D. in justice studies from Arizona State University. He researches substantive and procedural criminal law, the dynamics of legal decision-making, and the consequences of changes in legal processes. As part of interdisciplinary teams, his research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Justice. He is the author or co-author of 15 books including Sex and Privacy in American Law (Academica); LGBTQ+ Issues in Criminology and Criminal Justice (Routledge); Punishing Poverty: How Bail and Pretrial Detention Fuel Inequalities in the Criminal Justice System (University of California Press, named a “Best Book” of 2019 by the Vera Institute of Justice); Stop and Frisk: The Use and Abuse of a Controversial Police Tactic (New York University Press, winner of the 2019 American Society of Criminology Division of Policing’s Outstanding Book Award); Sex, Sexuality, Law, and (In)Justice (Routledge); Mental Illness and Crime (Sage); Defenses of Excuse in American Law (Academica); a criminal law casebook (Oxford), and four textbooks (Oxford and Cengage). His more than 125 articles, book chapters, reviews, and scholarly commentaries have appeared in outlets such as the American Journal of Criminal Law; Applied Psychology in Criminal Justice; Berkeley Journal of Criminal Law; The Conversation; The Crime Report; Criminal Law Bulletin; Criminal Justice Policy Review; Criminology and Public Policy; Critical Criminology; Federal Courts Law Review; Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice; Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice; Journal of Homosexuality; Journal of Law and Sexuality; Law and Psychology Review; New Criminal Law Review; Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law; Police Quarterly; Policing: An International Journal; Western Criminology Review; Journal of Race, Gender, and Social Justice; and law reviews affiliated with Arizona State University; Benjamin Cardozo Law School; Chapman University; the City University of New York; Lewis & Clark University; the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Pepperdine University; Rutgers University; Seattle University; the University of Florida; and Willamette University. Dr. Fradella previously edited Criminology, Criminal Justice, Law & Society and the Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice. He has served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Criminal Law Bulletin since 2019.

The Law of Interrogations and Confessions traces the evolution of the primary approaches that U.S. courts have taken to regulating the interrogation of suspects by law enforcement officers. It examines the due process approach to the voluntariness of statements; the short-lived “focus of the investigation” test of Escobedo v. Illinois; the landmark Fifth Amendment approach announced in Miranda v. Arizona; and the Sixth Amendment’s right to counsel approach to regulating the “deliberate elicitation” of incriminating statements. Henry F. Fradella’s authoritative book focuses on lower court interpretations of leading U.S. Supreme Court precedents with regard to issues such as determining when someone is in “custody” and subject to “interrogation” for Fifth Amendment purposes; the form, manner, and timing of Miranda warnings; the impact of multiple interrogations; the validity and scope of expressed and implied waivers; and the counters of Sixth Amendment protections to preserve suspects’ rights to counsel in the interrogation context after formal criminal proceedings have been initiated.

Law, Social Science, Political Science, American Law, American Studies, Criminal Justice, Constitutional Studies, Constitutional Law, Civil Rights, Miranda Rights, Suspects Rights, Law Enforcement, Police Studies
Release Date: 
March 15, 2024
9781680533439 Hardcover
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