When Innocent becomes Guilty: Psychology of False Confessions

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Thursday 19 July 2018


The Banshee Labyrinth, Niddrie Street, Edinburgh, EL1 1LG

It is difficult to imagine admitting to something that you didn't do, especially something so serious as committing murder. There are however numerous documented cases of innocent people confessing to crimes they didn't commit, and suffering severe consequences. Aside from those who voluntarily confess, others are vulnerable to persuasive interviewing tactics, and some even come to believe that they are guilty. From personality factors to threats and torture, join Faye to explore the psychology of false confessions and what can be done to prevent them.