456: Laura Nirider | Anatomy of a False Confession

The Jordan Harbinger Show

By Jordan Harbinger

456: Laura Nirider | Anatomy of a False Confession

Thursday, 14 January

Laura Nirider (@LauraNirider) is the co-director of the Center on Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, and the co-host of the Wrongful Conviction: False Confessions podcast.

What We Discuss with Laura Nirider: Two to five percent of people currently serving time in prison have been falsely convicted. False confessions and admissions are present in 15 to 20 percent of all DNA exonerations. The United States is one of the only countries in the world that allows police to lie about evidence during interrogations. Why so many people are coerced into providing false confessions during interrogations that are gentle compared to the more "hands on" approach taken by police in decades past. How Laura is working to clean up interrogation techniques so they're still effective in solving crimes without trapping innocent people in the system. And much more...

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