Criminal Interrogation and Confessions
Author: Fred Edward Inbau
Teach your students the fundamentals of criminal interrogation and confessions with this classic text. This comprehensive text includes extensive material on the verbal and nonverbal behavior symptoms useful in distinguishing between truthful and untruthful subjects; methods for conducting nonaccusatory interviews; a systematic interrogation procedure for obtaining admissions from the untruthful; an examination of the law governing interrogations and the admissibility of confessions; and an insightful discussion of problems associated with the Miranda decision.
Reckless Mind: Intellectuals in Politics
Author: Mark Lilla
European history of the past century is full of examples of philosophers, writers, and jurists who, whether they lived in democratic, communist, or fascist societies, supported and defended totalitarian principles and horrific regimes. But how can intellectuals, who should be alert to the evils of tyranny, betray the ideals of freedom and independent inquiry? How can they take positions that, implicitly or not, endorse oppression and human suffering on a vast scale?
In profiles of Martin Heidegger, Carl Schmitt, Walter Benjamin, Alexandre Kojeve, Michel Foucault, and Jacques Derrida, Mark Lilla demonstrates how these thinkers were so deluded by the ideologies and convulsions of their times that they closed their eyes to authoritarianism, brutality, and state terror. He shows how intellectuals who fail to master their passions can be driven into a political sphere they scarcely understand, with momentous results for our intellectual and political lives.
In a series of six essays, Lilla (social thought, U. of Chicago) looks at six European philosophers and political theorists and examines how their thought affected their political affiliations and actions, as well as how the politics of the time affected their intellectual endeavors. Discussing the politics of Michel Foucalt, Jacques Derrida, Martin Heidegger, Carl Schmitt, Walter Benjamin, and Alexandre Koj<`e>ve, he argues that all of these thinkers were terribly irresponsible in allowing and even advocating for their work to be used in the goals of authoritarian communism of fascism. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Table of Contents:
|Chapter I MARTIN HEIDEGGER HANNAH ARENDT KARL JASPERS||1|
|Chapter II CARL SCHMITT||47|
|Chapter III WALTER BENJAMIN||77|
|Chapter IV ALEXANDRE KOJÉVE||113|
|Chapter V MICHEL FOUCAULT||137|
|Chapter VI JACQUES DERRIDA||159|
|Afterword THE LURE OF SYRACUSE||191|