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Back from the DeadWrongful Convictions and Criminal Justice in China$
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He Jiahong

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780824856618

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824856618.001.0001

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The Continued Use of Torture to Extract Confessions

The Continued Use of Torture to Extract Confessions

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(p.43) Chapter Four The Continued Use of Torture to Extract Confessions
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Back from the Dead
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Jiahong He

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University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824856618.003.0005

Even under modern law-enforcement practices, torture and forced confession are still common in China and around the world. Based on case analysis and empirical studies, this chapter examines the reasons for pervasive use of torture, its prevalence among wrongful-conviction cases, and its role in specific cases.

Keywords:   investigation, illegally obtained evidence, confession, torture

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