Butler Brown Bag Series for Faculty Research, Scholarship, and Creative Work by Fabiana Alceste: “Expectations vs. Reality: Custody in Police Interrogations”
Butler Brown Bag Series for Faculty Research, Scholarship, and Creative Work
“Expectations vs. Reality: Custody in Police Interrogations” presented by Fabiana Alceste (Psychology)
Friday, November 6, 12:30-1:30 PM
Students, staff, and faculty are all welcome to join. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org for Zoom details.
“Custody” is the trigger for Miranda warnings and video-recording in criminal interrogations. American courts assume that custody is an objective standard, but the original research Dr. Alceste will present shows that people judge freedom differently depending on their perspective—those actually being questioned may not feel free to leave, while outside observers do judge the person as free. Additionally, judges and police appear to overestimate how free the suspect was and felt, compared to laypeople. This suggests that people in police questioning sessions receive important safeguards (i.e. Miranda warnings) at different rates, depending on who decides if they are in custody or not.
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