Things that are not intimidating


Branching out and teaching a variety of classes helps brush you up on your on skills and can introduce you to a new variety of students. Instructors who do not do what they say they will do are not effective.–Alison Williams, Faculty, Math, Santiago Canyon College, CA The trust relationship with the student is destroyed by this. –Sally Flesch, Black Hawk College, IL Many students, both young and more mature, enter some classes with reservations.In some cases, a confession will explain away inconsistencies in evidence, contradictory witness testimony, and later recanted versions of the confession. A satisfied police interrogator will congratulate himself for solving the case, when in fact, he may have ruined an innocent man’s life, allowed a real criminal to continue committing crimes, and cost the government a lot of money for a wrong prosecution. When investigators began bringing in suspects for the Lindbergh kidnapping, Historically, confessions were a simple matter of applying the so-called third degree.Later, when the truth finally comes out, the repercussions spread farther, perhaps even crashing a good cop’s career. Depriving the subject of food, water and sleep, applying physical discomfort, beating him with a rubber hose so as not to leave marks and even threats or intimidation eventually broke a subject or caused him to accept whatever story he was being fed — simply to stop the abuse.Think on this: ”Your life is the sum result of all the choices you make, both consciously and unconsciously.If you can control the process of choosing, you can take control of all aspects of your life. Senator, truly believed that, and it was his life philosophy.I have learned over the years that one of the best ways to combat this is by not separating myself from the students by spending all the class time standing behind the lectern.

Whether we realize it or not, intimidation is one of the biggest factors in deciding not to do something awesome.Behavioral theorists often see threatening behaviours as a consequence of being threatened by others, including parents, authority figures, playmates and siblings."Use of force is justified when a person reasonably believes that it is necessary for the defense of oneself or another against the immediate use of unlawful force." Intimidation may be employed consciously or unconsciously, and a percentage of people who employ it consciously may do so as the result of selfishly rationalized notions of its appropriation, utility or self-empowerment.The irony is that good guys — people who are actually innocent — will tell investigators the exactly the same story – “I didn’t do it”. And, if you apply pressure techniques, how do you keep the innocent ones from breaking down and implicating themselves by a false admission?In court, a confession is the most trusted evidence a prosecutor can present.Threat, criminal threatening (or threatening behavior) is the crime of intentionally or knowingly putting another person in fear of bodily injury.

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