A confession is often seen as the greatest piece of evidence a prosecutor can bring to trial. Though growing research is outlining that innocent people also confess to crimes in large numbers.
The danger is that juries and people who have never been questioned or threatened by police find it hard to believe that an innocent person would confess to a crime.
Why would someone who is innocent confess? This video outlines some main reasons such as when led with certain techniques people can be led to think they’ve done things they never did.
Watch the video and see the scientific techniques that can be used to influence false confessions.