Confessions of Guilt: From Torture to Miranda and Beyond by George C. Thomas III, Richard A. Leo

By George C. Thomas III, Richard A. Leo

How did the us, a state identified for safeguarding the "right to stay silent" turn into infamous for condoning and utilizing arguable strategies like water boarding and striking rendition to extract info? What forces ensure the legislation that outline appropriate interrogation suggestions and the way do they shift so fast from one severe to a different? In Confessions of Guilt, esteemed students George C. Thomas III and Richard A. Leo inform the tale of ways, over the centuries, the legislation of interrogation has moved from indifference approximately severe strength to crisis over the slightest strain, and again back. The historical past of interrogation within the Anglo-American global, they show, has been a swinging pendulum instead of a gentle continuum of violence. Exploring a realist clarification of this trend, Thomas and Leo display that the legislation of interrogation and the method of its enforcement are either inherently volatile and hugely depending on the perceived degrees of possibility felt by means of a society. legislation react to worry, they argue, and none extra so than those who govern the remedy of suspected criminals. From England of the overdue eighteenth century to the United States on the sunrise of the twenty-first, Confessions of Guilt strains the worrying but attention-grabbing heritage of interrogation practices, new and outdated, and the legislation that govern them. Thomas and Leo expertly clarify the social dynamics that underpin the continuous transformation of interrogation legislation and perform and glance severely ahead to what their destiny could carry.

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Population despite their higher poverty levels. | Latinos are homeowners. Nearly half of Latinos own their own home, but that is still a lower share than the two-thirds of all Americans who own their homes. This is changing as Latinos accounted for more than half of the increase of homeowners in 2012. | With rising numbers, Latinos are becoming the face of small business. 1 million Latino small businesses contributed a projected $468 billion to the American economy. Their numbers are growing with Latina entrepre38 LATINO STATS neurs starting small businesses at a much higher rate than the national average.

62 As of 2013, only two Latinos served as governor: Susana Martinez of New Mexico and Brian Sandoval of Nevada. S. 64 Regionally, the Northeast had the most Latino state legislators with 142. 65 How many cities have Latino mayors? 67 LATINO STATS What are Latino views on national Latino leadership? S. S. S. Hispanic market buying power would make it one of the top twenty economies in the world. —Nielsen, State of the Hispanic Consumer D epictions of Latinos as “poor and needy” are based on some truths but miss the mark.

S. population and have the lowest weekly earnings out of any other group. | The Great Recession hit the Latino community hard. Losing jobs and homes, Latino wealth (assets minus liability) decreased by nearly 44 percent during the Great Recession. Though jobs have been added to the economy and the unemployment rate is down, in states like California, where Latinos will soon be the racial/ethnic majority, unemployment remains at recession rates. ) than White Americans. While 17 percent of the population, Latinos receive only 12 percent of all government benefits, compared to 69 percent for White Americans who represent 75 percent of the population.

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