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Interrogational torture criminal proceedings: reflections on legal history I

  • Subject of this publication is torture as an interrogational instrument in criminal proceedings from a legal history point of view. Thereby, the author makes a distinction between torturing the accused on the one hand and, on the other hand, torture as an instrument to force a witness' incriminating testimony against third parties (in German: Zeugenfolter), torture as a means to avert dangers (lifesaving torture), torture as an additional cruelty to the accused's punishment (in German: Straffolter), and corporal punlishment for lying in a court. Only the first manifestation, namely torturing the accused intending to extort his confession, is the real subject of this paper.

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Author:Volker KreyGND, Thomas RoggenfelderGND, Jan Niklas Klein, Peter Staudacher
Series (Volume no.):Rechtspolitisches Forum (68)
Place of publication:Trier
Document Type:Book
Year of publication:2014
Publishing institution:Universit├Ąt Trier
Release Date:2019/09/26
GND Keyword:Folter; Strafverfahren; Vernehmung
Volume (for the year ...):2014
Number of pages:44
Dewey Decimal Classification:3 Sozialwissenschaften / 34 Recht / 340 Recht
Licence (German):License LogoCC BY-NC-ND: Creative-Commons-Lizenz 4.0 International

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