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14

The Truth behind False Confessions

Lecture no. 14 from the course: Forensic History: Crimes, Frauds, and Scandals

The Truth behind False Confessions

Taught by Professor Elizabeth A. Murray | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

Mentally handicapped suspects; corrupt officials; misleading interrogation methods—these are some of the factors involved in false confessions that can destroy the innocent and allow the guilty to escape. Learn how this happens by examining several cases, including two in which innocent teenagers were forced into admitting guilt for killing family members.

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