PI’s Declassified!
False Confessions: Fact or Fiction?
Jul 22, 2010 · 56 min
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Do people really confess to crimes they don’t commit? Why would an innocent person incriminate himself and accept responsibility for breaking the law? What is it like to be falsely accused? And, w/hat would you do if you were the suspect?  Fifteen-year-old Jacksonville, Florida’s Brenton Butler knows. Brenton was arrested for murder and confessed to the crime. His case was chronicled in the award-winning documentary, “Murder on a Sunday Morning.” Hear Brenton’s attorney Patrick McGuinness and private investigator Brian McGuinness talk about Benton’s case and their experience with confessions and police interrogations. False confessions and police interrogation expert Dr. Richard Leo, author of the multiple award-winning book, Police Interrogation and American Justice, has examined the practice and structure of police interrogation and will provide enlightening details about this fascinating phenomenon when an innocent person confesses to a crime.
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