Understanding False Confessions: The Better Way

The ignorance to entertain that false confessions are even possible, continues to perpetuate the system that has so inexcusably harmed Christopher Abernathy and the many other individuals who have fallen into the same sad circumstances as him. It is unacceptable for us to continue a system which victimizes our fellow citizens and imprisons them for actions they did not do. What is needed is not unknown. What is left to do is finally act upon the knowledge we have. Continue reading Understanding False Confessions: The Better Way

Understanding False Confessions: How Reid Leads to False Confessions

While the Reid Technique may, at least to some, seem reasonable at face value, it is not. The Reid Technique is a bear trap, a psychological torture device. This method is highly likely to elicit a false confession, resulting in a wrongful conviction, from those who undergo it. Continue reading Understanding False Confessions: How Reid Leads to False Confessions

Understanding False Confessions: REID Part I

When you get interviewed/interrogated by the police, there will be a large likelihood that you will undergo the REID Interview and Interrogation Technique. So when you’re being interviewed by the police try to not be nervous like any human would be because then you’re obviously a liar. LIAR. Continue reading Understanding False Confessions: REID Part I

Understanding False Confessions: The History

As with most things, police interview and interrogation tactics have changed over time. While far from perfect, the current methods of interview and interrogation are far from those practiced in the past which were barbaric and abhorrent. To understand where we came from we have to understand where we started. Continue reading Understanding False Confessions: The History

Understanding False Confessions: The Fundamentals

I’m sure that many of us cannot think of why someone would falsely confess to a crime. I mean, if you were in a police interrogation, surely you wouldn’t say that you did something that you did not do. Right? Truly that is what is the conundrum of the whole concept. What drives someone renounce their freedom? Continue reading Understanding False Confessions: The Fundamentals

Understanding False Confessions: Introduction

Over the next few weeks, in our new series “Understanding False Confessions,” I will explore the topic of false confessions to try to better understand why they happen. I will investigate ways in which confessions are elicited from individuals, analyze the various interview and interrogation tactics conducted, and identify alternative systems to determine a viable solution to the problem of false confessions. Continue reading Understanding False Confessions: Introduction