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Colloquium: Saul Kassin, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

February 12, 2020 - 3:45pm to 5:00pm
Jordan Hall, Room 041

Free

Title: Justice Perverted:  Why Innocent People Confess, Consequences, and Remedies

Abstract: When it comes to false confessions, things are never as they seem.  This three-part lecture will aim to: (1) describe the psychology of why innocent people confess during police interrogations to crimes they did not commit; (2) shed light on why false confessions, once taken, corrupt judges, juries, and other decision-makers; (3) propose remedies that would help to prevent false confessions and the wrongful convictions and incarcerations that follow.

Event Sponsor: 
Department of Psychology
Contact Email: 
lsking@stanford.edu