Tell us about yourself ?
Myself, Deeksha Karunakar, currently in 4th year of Law College Dehradun, Uttaranchal University, have an interest in human rights and criminal law and passion to pursue my field in
My Co-author, Deepika Teotia, currently in 3rd year of Law College Dehradun, Uttaranchal University, has an interest in criminal law and is still exploring new areas of interest.
Your research manuscript’s title is “Comparative Study Of False Confession
And Its Compliance To Different Nations” What made you two to incline
towards that theme ?
We went through a Documentary, where we saw individuals being charged for a crime due to the coercive methods used by the authorities to gain a confession and such cases have been found around the world in extensive numbers, so we got an idea to aware the society about the existence of such crime and conducted a research. It is a comparative study cause we wanted to also see the different steps taken by different countries to help victims of false confession.
Could you explain to us what is a false confession ?
False confession, is a confessional statement made by a suspect regarding a crime which they gave either due to coercive method of the investigation authority, or due to mental illness or due to long hours taken during interrogation leading the suspects in hunger, sleep deprived, thirst, etc, making them admit to the crime and punished for the same in some situation
What are the situations leading to false confession?
Like stated in the above, false confession can be taken out due to coercive methods used by the authorities or due to mental illness or due to long hours taken during interrogation.
What do you think is/are the reason(s) for the rise in false confession?
The reason for the rise in false confession is giving the confession more importance than the physical evidence as well as the misuse of authoritative powers. Mental health also plays a role since data has been provided where mentally ill individuals confessing to a crime they hadn’t committed just to get attention or publicity and later was found innocent since the physical evidence doesn’t match up.