false confessions

For more than two decades, Tyra Patterson has insisted that she was coerced into falsely confessing to participating in a
A judge overturned Dassey’s conviction on Friday, saying his pivotal 2006 confession had been made involuntarily.
I am the lone juror who voted not guilty in the Etan Patz case. As the re-trial of Mr. Hernandez will commence next September, I am launching a series of blogs that offer my inside perspective on the original trial and deliberations.
False evidence and faulty investigations are just some of the issues conviction integrity units must review to right the wrongs of the past.
A study finds that after losing a night of sleep, people are five times more likely to falsely admit to wrongdoing.
"Making A Murderer" isn't just a problem in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.
Making A Murderer , Netflix's smash documentary series was a revelation, opening my eyes to many things about Steven Avery's case that I did not know before.
The law has been slow to ensure that children are not abused by our justice system. Much damage was done to Brendan's case
Prosecutors have the power to prevent almost all wrongful convictions by seeking the truth, not just a conviction. If the pursuit of justice were the only goal, innocent men and women would not find themselves collateral casualties.
Exploring the excruciating interrogation scenes in "Making A Murderer" and beyond.
Like his uncle, Brendan may be guilty. Unlike his uncle, his conviction rests entirely on the coerced confession of a frightened, mentally-challenged boy badgered by grown men wielding badges and guns and uniforms and loud, firm voices.
There are many different ways that people fight wrongful convictions. We all know that one place to fight is in the courtroom
In 1944, George Stinney Jr., a 14-year-old African American, was charged with murdering two young white girls: Betty June Binnicker, 11 and Mary Emma Thames, seven. Their bodies were found stabbed to death in the lumber mill town of Alcolu.