16 August 2008

Don’t talk to the police

This video of an American criminal lawyer, Professor James Duane, has a compelling explanation of why you should never talk to the police if you’re a suspect in a criminal case.

If you can spare the 25 minutes to watch this video, it’s well worth it.

“In Praise of the Fifth Amendment” by Professor James Duane

I’m not sure whether the same situations apply in Australia. While we have no constitutional “right to silence”, the Wikipedia page claims that we have established common law precedents for it. Still, I found it very interesting regardless.

(Via Bruce Schneier.)