Case Studies of False Confessions

Case Studies of False Confessions

After reading Chapter 5 and Julia Layton’s article and watching the video, students will be able to recognize practices that lead to a false confessions and summarize interrogations techniques used in an actual case of false confession.  (LO 3 & 4)

Chapter 5 presents lengthier overviews of the false confessions of Charles Erikson, Frank Sterling, and Jessie Misskelley.  Pick at least one to illustrate “police interrogations and false confessions.”

With the case you picked, recognize the practices that lead to the false confession and summarize how the flase confession could have been avoided.

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