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Preview Why Would Anyone Confess To A Crime They Didn't Commit?
October 5, 2010
VIEW: A former NYPD detective re-enacts one of the techniques used in a police interrogation.
The clip is from our upcoming November 9th report, The Confessions, produced by Ofra Bikel. Over the past two decades, Bikel's investigations into the criminal justice system have received broadcast journalism's most prestigious honors.
You can see the trailer and press release for The Confessions here.
A recent study by the University of Virginia School of Law revealed that [PDF] of the 252 people exonerated since 1976 based on DNA evidence, about 40 of them had confessed to the crime!