False Confessions: Causes, Consequences & Implications


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___ is when the police officers feel a person is guilty based upon the individual's criminal history.

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1. Contamination occurs when ___?

2. A prosecutor's case can become weak with a ___.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

False confessions can happen for a plethora of reasons and can have many different consequences. This quiz and worksheet will test your understanding of some of these causes and effects.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz, you will be asked questions pertaining to these aspects of a false confession:

  • Contamination
  • Consequences
  • Reasons
  • Definition

Skills Practiced

As you take this quiz, you will be able to practice some of your study skills, including:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related legal lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding false confessions
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the causes and consequences of giving a false confession

Additional Learning

Develop your understanding of the magnitude of false confessions by reviewing the accompanying lesson on False Confessions: Causes & Consequences. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define false confession
  • Identify causes of a false confession
  • Understand the implications to the the victim and the community