Confrontation

(redirected from confrontational)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Wikipedia.

Confrontation

 

(Russian, konfrontatsiid), opposition, antagonism (between social systems, class interests, ideological-political principles); clash.


Confrontation

 

in criminal legal procedure, the simultaneous interrogation (in the presence of one another) of two previously interrogated persons in whose testimony there are substantial contradictions. A confrontation is carried out to elucidate the reasons for such contradictions and to eliminate the contradictions, as well as to obtain additional information that will help evaluate the correctness of the testimony.

According to Soviet law the accused, suspects, witnesses, and victims (in any combination) may be interrogated in a confrontation situation. Before the confrontation, the persons involved are asked if they know one another and what relation they have to each other. Then it is proposed that they give testimony concerning the circumstances about which contradictions existed in earlier testimony. Each of the persons being interrogated may be asked questions, and they themselves, with the permission of the person conducting the confrontation, may question each other. Testimony given during a confrontation is recorded in the order in which it is given. Each participant in the confrontation signs his own testimony as a whole and each page separately.

References in periodicals archive ?
He may have spoken loudly due to him wearing hearing aids, and his body language expressed his passion, but he was never rude or confrontational.
The Chinese government are acting in an overtly confrontational manner in refusing us access to do our job.
I hate arguments, but it is possible to explain how you feel without being confrontational.
A witness in the G20 protests who filmed and watched Ian Tomlinson being pushed to the ground by police has told the inquest Tomlinson was not confrontational.
He told the inquest: "He was not confrontational at all.
He argues that what is needed is allowing a knowledge-empowered middle-middle majority to individually participate in direct democratic deliberations and thereby pave the way for the "all-powerful knowledge-enriched Responsible Society," that will have overcome class enmity and confrontational left/right politics.
Who gave you the authorization to leave Iran at odds with the whole world through your adventurist and confrontational policies?
When there is a negative interaction, younger people are generally more aggressive and confrontational than older people are.
Most ordinary mortals believe that we live in a very aggressive and confrontational society.
CM Balochistan also appealed to the leadership of PPP and PML-N to work in unity and cohesion without indulging in the confrontational politics, as confrontational politics had done a lot damage to the country and pinned hope from the incumbents that they will seek special measures to end the differences between the federation and its provincial units.
17, criticizing President Lee for taking a confrontational stance toward the North and warned of an ''all-out confrontational posture.
Summary: People across the globe hailed Barack Obama's election as a stroke for racial equality and voiced hopes his presidency would herald a balanced, less confrontational America.