“Voluntariness” and “Intelligence” of Confessions as “Independent” Texas Law Issues

Date

1989

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Journal ISSN

Volume Title

Publisher

Texas Tech Law Review

Abstract

Addresses the underlying issue in Bonham-the existence and content of a Texas state law requirement that criminal suspects' decisions to give out-of-court self-incriminatory statements be "effective" in the sense that they render those statements admissible in evidence when the suspects later become litigation defendants.

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Keywords

Criminal procedure, Self-incrimination, Impairment of suspects’ decision-making, Knowing decisions, Intelligent decisions, Custodial interrogation, Misconduct, Non-custodial interrogation

Citation

20 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 1017