The pursuit of a confession from a criminal accused is a pivotal development in the early stages of law enforcement's “often competitive enterprise of ferreting out crime.” Framed from a legal perspective, a confession is a statement made by an alleged suspect who is the focus of a criminal investigation, which is adverse to the penal interests of the accused. Black's Law Dictionary defines a confession as “a criminal suspect's oral or written acknowledgment of guilt, often including details about the crime,” ...

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