Police-Induced Confessions: Risk Factors and Recommendations

@article{Kassin2010PoliceInducedCR,
  title={Police-Induced Confessions: Risk Factors and Recommendations},
  author={Saul M. Kassin and Steven A. Drizin and Thomas Grisso and Gisli Gudjonsson and Richard A. Leo and Allison D. Redlich},
  journal={Law and Human Behavior},
  year={2010},
  volume={34},
  pages={3-38}
}
Recent DNA exonerations have shed light on the problem that people sometimes confess to crimes they did not commit. Drawing on police practices, laws concerning the admissibility of confession evidence, core principles of psychology, and forensic studies involving multiple methodologies, this White Paper summarizes what is known about police-induced confessions. In this review, we identify suspect characteristics (e.g., adolescence; intellectual disability; mental illness; and certain… 
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