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“How Police Interrogation Works”

Recently, the popular Stuff You Should Know podcast was titled: “How Police Interrogation Works.”

Here is a summary from the SYSK website:

Every year, police across the U.S. get thousands of criminals to confess to their crimes. The trouble is, the procedure that almost all departments use is grounded in bad science and can produce false confessions. Learn about ways of making you talk.

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Is the Death Penalty Dying By Lethal Injection?

The very popular Stuff You Should Know podcast recently devoted an entire episode to lethal injection.  The episode, entitled “Is lethal injection humane?,” discusses how lethal injections work and how states are currently struggling to find the drugs necessary for the death penalty.  

Here is a summary of the program: 

Since the Supreme Court’s ban on capital punishment was reversed, states have sought a humane method of killing sentenced criminals. They settled on lethal injection, but is this quasi-medical means of killing as quick and painless as we think?

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January 16, 2014 · 10:11 pm

Stuff You Should Know: “How Miranda Rights Work”

Recently the popular, Stuff You Should Know podcast ran an episode titled “How Miranda Rights Work.”  

Here is a synopsis of the episode: 

Back in 1966, the Supreme Court decided that suspects in criminal cases had the right to be reminded that they didn’t have to talk to the fuzz if they didn’t want to, as stated in the 5th amendment. Since that ruling, scores of other cases have shaped and defined the ruling that created a staple of police procedural dramas.

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July 6, 2013 · 10:11 am