Why People Confess to Things They Didn’t Do. A lecture by Dr. Richard Ofshe By Jan Irvin, www.gnosticmedia.com | December 1, 2012
The Decision to Confess Falsely: Rational Choice and Irrational Action
by Richard J. Ofshe and Richard A. Leo
“How do police elicit confessions from the innocent? …”
Related CBC video on the use of Reid interrogation techniques by Canadian police: “Truth, Lies and Confessions” (http://www.cbc.ca/player/Shows/Shows/The+National/ID/2250445527/?page=2) by Joe Schlesinger, CBC | June 24, 2012
“Are police interrogation methods eliciting false confessions from innocent people?”
The technique was effective in the case of the guilty Colonel Russell Williams but the problem is that it can lead to false confessions from innocent people.
According to the narrator, Canadian law allows police to lie to suspects, about evidence for example.
Traumatic real-life examples are covered in the video.
Also, they discuss an alternative interrogation method, “the peace method”, which they say has no lying and no psychological trickery.