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The Problem of False Confessions in the Post-DNA World

  title={The Problem of False Confessions in the Post-DNA World},
  author={Steven A. Drizin and Richard A. Leo},
  journal={North Carolina Law Review},
In recent years, numerous individuals who confessed to and were convicted of serious felony crimes have been released from prison - some after many years of incarceration - and declared factually innocent. Often, these individuals are freed as a result of DNA tests that were not possible at the time of arrest, prosecution, and conviction. DNA testing has also exonerated numerous individuals who confessed to serious crimes before their cases went to trial. In this article, we analyze 125 recent… 

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