Making a case: Interviewing suspects: False Confessions: Gudjonnson and MacKeith

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Year of study?
1990
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Aim?
to document a case of false confession of a youth who was at the time distressed and susceptible to interrogative pressure
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Sample?
FC- 17 year old accused of two murders
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Type of study?
Case study
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Who were the victims?
Two elderly women who had been beaten to death, robbed and sexually assulted
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What happened during his first interview?
Lasted 14 hours, repeatedly accused of lying, leading questions, no legal representation
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When did FC retract his confession?
The day after his first interview
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What was his IQ?
94
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Where did he score of Gudjonnson's Suggestibility Scale?
10 (very high)
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Conclusion?
This was a clear case of 'coerced compliant false confession'. He gave in to escape the interview situation.
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