Teen False Confessions

Teen False Confessions

The Lisa Show - Radio Archive, Episode 658 , Segment 3

Episode: Teen Confessions and Phone Addiction

  • Feb 17, 2021 1:00 pm
  • 16:44 mins

You’re sitting at the dinner table, about to eat, when the doorbell rings. There are two police officers at the door ready to handcuff your child. You go to the police station and when they finally tell you what’s going on, you find out your child confessed to everything they were accused of. You get a moment with your child and ask them what happened. They look back at you and say that they didn’t do anything; the police just got into their head. This exact situation happens more often than you’d think. Why do people, especially minors, confess to crimes they did not commit? Here to explain this to us is Lindsay Malloy, a forensic developmental psychologist and professor at Ontario Tech University.