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Monday, December 14, 2009

The Value Of Videotape
 
An article last month in Newsday includes this important quote from leading confessions expert, Saul Kassin, responding to the argument that videotaping interrogations will hamper law enforcement: "What a tape will do is enable judge and jury to get it right." Videotaping will not prevent law enforcement from procuring confessions, but it will reduce the number of false confessions and wrongful convictions based on false confessions.
 
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