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Incrimination of oneself, especially by one's own testimony in a criminal prosecution.

self′-in·crim′i·nat′ing adj.
self′-in·crim′i·na·to′ry adj.


the act of incriminating oneself or exposing oneself to prosecution, esp. by giving evidence or testimony.
self′-incrim′inating, adj.
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Noun1.self-incrimination - an accusation that incriminates yourself
blame, incrimination, inculpation - an accusation that you are responsible for some lapse or misdeed; "his incrimination was based on my testimony"; "the police laid the blame on the driver"
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For three days, he was tortured by the police until he was forced to sign a self-incriminating 'confession'.
The press release says that Ali was kicked, punched and threatened with death by the police for three days and then he was forced to sign a self-incriminating 'confession'.
But a respondent cannot be compelled by the investigating prosecutor to appear or give self-incriminating testimony.
John didn't call for self-incriminating scruples but for a radical open-mindedness.
I need legal assistance during the enquiry in order to protect my fundamental rights and also to avoid torture, coercion and threat," her petition said, expressing fear that she may be compelled to give false and self-incriminating statement, and the officials may collect her blood, hair and nail samples against her will.
in spite of these controversies, the language of the clause can be distilled into five basic component parts: (1) the prohibition of self-incriminating disclosures; (2) relating to criminal proceedings; (3) by natural persons; (4) which were obtained through compulsion; and (5) which are testimonial in nature.
The guidelines will allow employees to disclose self-incriminating informationAaAaAeAeAaAeAeA without fear of retribution, but will have a dead set at the end of November, according to (http://www.
At its extreme, this means that it is definitely forbidden to have any resource to torture in order to obtain a statement, whether self-incriminating or not (Treshcel, 2005: 346).
However, controversy surrounds the federal taxation of legal marijuana distributors as the federal government dictates that marijuana is a controlled, illegal substance and in filing taxes on its sale business owners may be self-incriminating themselves.
The divine speeches are not only evasive, they are self-incriminating.
While India talked about trial of those allegedly involved in Mumbai attacks, Pakistan reminded India that investigations about bombing of Samjhota express that took place much earlier than Mumbai attacks has not ended-up anywhere close to conclusion and that those who have made self-incriminating confessions are out on bail.
Jaffe does not need to drive the point home any further, for a self-incriminating culture requires no overt opprobrium or condemnation.