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Coerced Confession (Involuntary Confession)

Coerced Confession ( noun )  – Admission of guilt made following coercive treatment. A coerced confession is a confession to criminal conduct that is made following a period of treatment in which the person confessing had been coerced, through conditions of confinement or treatment, by the use or threat of physical violence, or with illegal threats toward others than the person confessing, such as a family member. Coerced confessions are inherently inadmissible in a court of law. Further, the conduct that coerces such confessions not only violates the Due Process Clause of the Constitution but is likely a criminal act in itself.

Also see Confession.

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