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Lowrey, Belen V. and Sara Ray. 2015. Mitigating murder: The construction of blame in true and false confessions. Discourse Studies 17 (3) : 282–298.
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SAGE Publications


This narrative analysis explores the language of true and false confession narratives, centering on how evaluative devices express guilt and blame levels. Relevant contrasts between the narratives at the discourse level may help investigators' questioning patterns to reveal motives, crucial events, and the confessor’s state of mind.