The act of admitting that you have done something wrong or illegal:
I have a confession to make – I’ve lost that book you lent me.
I can’t ask for help. It feels like a confession of failure.
Confession is the first stage of coming to terms with what you’ve done.
He made a full confession to the police.
admission (ACCEPTING) avowal formal
An occasion when a Christian tells God or, especially in the Roman Catholic Church, tells a priest formally and privately, what they have done wrong so that they can be forgiven:
Have you been to confession recently?
The priest heard his confession.
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4 Maker Joost van Wijk, advocaat Paul Acda en nabestaan Mariëlla Sneep over docuserie ‘Villamoord’
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In the Scott Hornoff case it starts with Police Incompetence. Scott Hornoff is locked away and it appears he will never get out a free man. Then Another man Todd Barry confesses to the crime and the case is re opened. Todd Barry voluntarily confesses to the crime to a skeptical police and expresses remorse at the injustice he has caused and the crime he committed.
Information about miscarriages of justice:
A miscarriage of justice primarily is the conviction and punishment of a person for a crime they did not commit. The term travesty of justice is sometimes used for a gross, deliberate miscarriage of justice. Miscarriage of justice” is sometimes synonymous with wrongful conviction, referring to a conviction reached in an unfair or disputed trial.
Causes of miscarriages of justice include:
Plea bargains that offer incentives for the innocent to plead guilty
Confirmation bias on the part of investigators
Withholding or destruction of evidence by police or prosecution
fabrication of evidence or outright perjury by police (see testilying), or prosecution witnesses (e.g. Dr Charles Smith)
Biased editing of evidence
Prejudice towards the class of people to which the defendant belongs
Poor identification by witnesses and/or victims
Overestimation/underestimation of the evidential value of expert testimony
Faulty forensic tests
false confessions due to police pressure or psychological weakness
Misdirection of a jury by a judge during trial
perjured evidence by the real guilty party or their accomplices (frameup)
Perjured evidence by supposed victim or their accomplices
Conspiracy between court of appeal judges and prosecutors to uphold conviction of innocent
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