The Anatomy of a False Confession

Oct 8, 2013

The Innocence Project says that in about 25% of DNA exoneration cases, innocent defendants made incriminating statements, delivered outright confessions or pled guilty. People sometimes confess to crimes they didn’t commit. But,why?

This hour host Ben Kieffer looks at the anatomy of a false confession with psychology researches Stephanie Madon and Max Guyll of Iowa State University.  Also Brian Farrell, co-founder and president of the Innocence Project of Iowa, and Polk County Attorney John Sarcone join the conversation.