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Criminal Law Resources: False Confessions

By Ken Strutin, Published on November 24, 2007

In the Innocence Project's series Understand the Causes, they point out that "[i]n more than 25% of DNA exoneration cases, innocent defendants made incriminating statements, delivered outright confessions or pled guilty." False Confessions (Innocence Project). This article surveys selected web-based resources and publications that shed light on the psychology and interrogation practices behind false confessions, as well as highlighting notable educational and bibliographic materials.

Current Awareness

False Confession Research

Recording Custodial Interrogations

Resources

PowerPoint Presentations

Bibliographies