Confessions
Overview
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Kassin (2015). The social psychology of false confessions. Social Issues and Policy Review.

 

Kassin (2012). Why confessions trump innocence. American Psychologist. (for a reprint, email skassin@williams.edu).

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Kassin, Drizin, Grisso, Gudjonsson, Leo, & Redlich (2010). Police-induced confessions: Risk factors and recommendations. Law and Human Behavior. [This is an official White Paper of the American Psychology–Law Society)
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Kassin (2008). The psychology of confessions. Annual Review of Law and Social Science.
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Kassin (2007). Expert testimony on the psychology of confessions: A pyramidal model of the relevant science. In Borgida & Fiske’s Beyond Common Sense: Psychological Science in the Courtroom.
  Kassin (2005).  On the psychology of confessions: Does innocence put innocents at risk? American Psychologist. (for a reprint, email skassin@williams.edu). 
  Kassin & Gudjonsson (2005).  True Crimes, False confessions: Why do innocent people confess to crimes they did not commit? Scientific American Mind (for a reprint, email skassin@williams.edu).
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Kassin & Gudjonsson (2004). The psychology of confession evidence: A review of the literature and issues. Psychological Science in the Public Interest.

Kassin (1997). The psychology of confession evidence. American Psychologist. (for a reprint, email skassin@williams.edu).

False confession blogs I recommend
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The Truth about false confessions – Alan Hirsch
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Bluhm Blog, on false confessions – Steven Drizin
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FalseConfessions.org – Lonnie Soury

A lecture I recommend
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Law professor James Duane on why people should never waive their Miranda rights
Confessions Experts
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There are many competent experts on police interrogations and confessions, all with a J.D. and / or Ph.D., research publications, and courtroom experience - and all of whom I recommend.
Background Materials
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John Reid and Associates.  Position paper on interviewing and interrogation

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American Psychological Association.  Amicus Curiae briefs on false confessions

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Cutler et al. (2014). Expert testimony on interrogation and false confession. – UMKC Law Review

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Thomas Sullivan (2012). “A compendium of law relating to the electronic recording of custodial interrogations – Judicature

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Brandon Garrett (2010). “The substance of false confessions” – Stanford Law Review

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Lassiter & Meissner (2010). Police interrogations and confessions: Current research, practice, and policy recommendations. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
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Leo (2008). Police interrogation and American Justice. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
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Vrij (2008). Detecting lies and deceipt: Pittfalls and opportunities. Chicester, UK: Wiley.
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The Justice Project (2007). Electronic Recording of Custodial Interrogations: A Policy Review.
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Kageleiry (2007). Psychological police interrogation methods: Pseudoscience in the interrogation room obscures justice in the courtroom. Military Law Review.
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Williamson (2006). Investigative interviewing:  Rights, research, regulation. Devon, UK: Willan Publishing.
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Granhag & Strömwall (2004).  Deception detection in forensic contexts.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
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Gudjonsson (2003). The Psychology of interrogations and confessions: A handbook. London: Wiley.
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Wrightsman & Kassin (1993). Confessions in the courtroom. Newbury Park, CA: Sage.
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Lassiter, G. D. (Ed.) (2004). Interrogations, confessions, and entrapment. NY: Kluwer Academic.
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Drizin & Leo (2004). The problem of false confessions in the post-DNA world. North Carolina Law Review.
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Inbau, Reid, Buckley, & Jayne (2001). Criminal interrogation and confessions (4th ed.).
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Vrij (2000). Detecting Lies and Deceit; The Psychology of Lying and the Implications for Professional Practice.
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Leo & Thomas (1998). The Miranda Debate: Law, Justice, and Policing.
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Sullivan (2004). Police experiences with electronic recording of custodial interrogations. Northwestern University School of Law, Center for Wrongful Convictions.
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The Innocence Project (Many DNA cases involve false confessions.)
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Centurion Ministries (Many cases of imprisoned innocents involve false confessions)
In The Media
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CBS 48 Hours (2016). The Fight for Melissa
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Elbein (2014). When Employees Confess, Sometimes Falsely – The New York Times

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Starr (2013). The Interview – The New Yorker

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National Public Radio (2013).  Beyond Good Cop/Bad Cop: A Look At Real-Life Interrogations

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Bookman (2013).  The Confessions of Innocent Men - The Atlantic

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The Central Park Five (2012). Release of the new Ken Burns film, 11/23/2012

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CBS 60 Minutes (2012). Chicago: The False Confession Capital, 12/8/12

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Herbert (2012).  Law and disorder: The psychology of false confessions – Huffington Post

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Martin (2011).  The prosecution’s case against DNA – The New York Times

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Kolker (2010). I did it: Why people confess to crimes they did not commit – New York Magazine

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Herbert, I. (2009). The psychology and power of false confessions – APS Observer

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Kassin (2002).  False confessions and the jogger case – The New York Times

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