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    False Confessions “It was me. I did it. I’m guilty.” It’s what every interrogator is waiting for and hoping to hear. Any variation will do the job, as either is the heart of each and every confession. The main purpose of an interrogation is to elicit the truth from a suspect that they believe has lied or is guilty of the crime they’re investigating. They are looking for a confession. Confessions are the most damaging and influential piece of evidence of the suspect’s guilt that the state can use

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    Confessions is undoubtedly a prime example of an autobiography, which is an account of a person’s life written by that person. However, unlike other autobiographies written in Augustine’s time, the main focus of Confessions is the more personal, embarrassing aspects of Augustine’s life. As far as layout goes, the memoir is pretty straight forward. The first nine books of the text are devoted to the story of Augustine's life up to his mother’s death, and the last four books shift to theology and philosophy

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    For Protestantism, the act of professing one’s sins to a priest for the Lord’s forgiveness – the Sacrament of Reconciliation – is a sacrament that is unnecessary and not instituted. Valid arguments are made in favour of avoiding confession. First most, only God can forgive sin; it is not man’s right to cleanse the eternal soul. Truthfully, God is truly the only one who can forgive us by his own authority of sin. The practise of forgiveness began through the Lord and should continue in an unique relationship

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    Augustine of Hippo’s biography The Confession reveals a transformation of a youthful sinner to a religious adult. Augustine provides multiple events throughout his life that shows his belief in God strengthen as he aged. In Book I Augustine looks back to the point where he is an eleven year old boy who commits the act of stealing a pear. He mentions how he did not steal the pear because he was hungry, however he stole it for the thrill of performing a vice. Augustine purposely chose to tell this

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    biggest factors related to false confessions as described in the reading is mental health issues. Individuals who have a diminished metal capacity and those people who are not mentally stable will admit to things they did not do. In the pressure and stress of an intense, extended interrogation y will admit to committing a crime that they did not commit. That

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    When one reads the word "confessions," one would not necessarily associate it with the word "narrative." Confessions seem to be more of something stated directly without any story-like element. They are also a more personal thing- one does not simply put them in a story form unless purposely intending to do so, because usually it is something that expresses guilt for something personal or is between the author and their conscience (or perhaps to themselves). However, there can always be an exception

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    Confessions (1789), an autobiography by Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) is seen as a reaction against Augustine's Confessions and stands as a rebuttal to the latter’s understanding of human nature. Rousseau is considered to have invented modern autobiography in his compositions of Confessions, Rousseau, Judge of Jean-Jacques (1776) and The Reveries of a Solitary Walker (1778). The idea of confession and in naming the book as such, the narrative presented in Confessions can be seen as an attempt

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    Interrogation is common activity for police officers. Interrogations are used with suspects to gain information on a case and hopefully get a confession. Recently, the issue of false confessions and poor interrogation tactics have come to light in the media. With T.V. movies, such as Netflix’s “Making a Murderer”, or the podcast “Serial”, potential issues with the process of interrogation become a public concern. These concerns need to be researched to determine what issues do exist in the system

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    Augustine of Hippo's biography The Confession reveals a transformation of a youthful sinner to a religious adult. Augustine provides multiple events throughout his life that reveals his belief in God strengthen as he aged. In Book I Augustine looks back to the point where he is a young boy who commits the act of stealing a pear. Augustine states when the pear passed his lips it was “the sin that gave it flavor” He mentions how he did not steal the pear because he was hungry, but it was for the thrill

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    that the use of confession in death is decisive factor to where in Hell one will end up. Unlike in life, confessions in Hell are merely a formality to help decide where one best belongs, since atonement is supposed to happen pre-death; therefore confession is now the evidence against you when being judged. Therefore, once in Hell there is no possibility to ascend since one didn 't take the opportunity in life to confess. Confessions in life show a yearning to change, a confession in death is meaningless

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