|Oh . . . isn't this cute. Tricks are even used in lineups. I was a cop in a former life. Guess what, I'm not laughing|
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Police Perils - How False Confessions Occur Part 3
The Cops us Time against the accused over and over again. Barry Beach was interrogated 7 hours before his 'confession'. One remark taken out of context to feed a Jury. Juries are programmed to love their protectors after watching the good guys catch the scary guys over and over again on TV. So there you have it. Tricky Questions + Phony Displays of Empathy + Using Time to wear 'em out = False Confessions. 44% of juveniles are victims of false confessions. Please. Talk to your kids.
Read and Learn
John Grisham 'The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town'
Curt Rude 'Brand of Justice'
Robert Mayer 'The Dreams of Adda'