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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Truth About Lie Detection
 
Earlier this week, the New York Times ran an item debunking the notion that people can spot a lie by watching someone's eyes. The myth that interrogators can determine innocence or guilt through such means is a major contributor to false confessions.
 
9:23 am est

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

The Real World
 
A recent article in the New York Times noted that criminal trials are "vanishingly rare" and plea bargaining represents "the real world of criminal justice." This observation is true and important, especially since the plea bargaining process is fertile terrain for false confessions. 
 
10:20 am est


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