False Crime Confessions

False Crime Confessions

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 260 , Segment 5

Episode: Going Independent, Breast Cancer, Asian American Paradox

  • Mar 24, 2016 9:00 pm
  • 25:04 mins

Guest: Stephen Porter, PhD, Professor of Psychology at the University of British Columbia and Director of the Centre for the Advancement of Psychological Science and Law  According to the Innocence Project, more than 1 out of 4 people who were wrongfully convicted, and who were later exonerated by DNA evidence, had made a false confession or incriminating statement. Why do so many people confess to crimes they did not commit?

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