"The criterion for the admissibility of a confession has thus evolved into the quality of voluntariness. The aim of admitting into evidence only voluntary confessions is to prevent the introduction of unreliable evidence. & #8230; the result is that judges may exclude confessions where the coercion is blatant and obvious but not exclude confessions where the coercion" is more subtle -- the jury is left to decide the confession's veracity in this case (Wakefield & Underwager 20009).
Discuss and provide examples pertaining to the waiver of privilege against self-incrimination.
The protection against self-incrimination does not apply to "non-testimonial evidence" such as giving examples of one's voice, police line-ups, blood samples or fingerprints (Lesson 12, 2009, Slide 4)
The principal restriction of impeachment by the use of evidence of misconduct can result in a conviction of a witness. Explain this concept and give examples.
Impeaching the testimony of a witness may involve bringing up examples of past bad behavior, including criminal behavior. If the witness does not have immunity, this could result in a conviction. Also, if the witness is shown to be lying and deliberately gives false evidence under oath, this can result in a conviction for the crime of perjury. Finally, immunity may be withdrawn if the witness is shown to be lying, or to have misrepresented his or her knowledge of the case, or role in the case.
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Janvnbakht, Hejazi, & Ghasemi (2009) have clearly identified the purpose of their study. They have also stated the importance and relevance of the research topic to the current evidence-based practice. An already diagnosed illness of anxiety and depression is included in the study and evaluation of the history of other psychiatric illness confirmed before the study. The use of participants with an already diagnosed illness facilitates the study of
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Treatments that are supported empirically are the ones that are proven
Evidence-Based Group Work
How can I increase attendance of a support group for at-risk teenage Latino students in a school setting?
Search for Evidence
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Evidence-Based Nursing and Research
In the field of nursing, understanding how to apply specific research can help everyone to provide more effective care to patients. This is because the techniques and ideas that are discussed will have an impact on how they are applied. To fully understand this we will examine two different articles that are discussing specific quantitative and qualitative techniques in the field. Once this occurs, is when we