Saul Kassin - “Why Confessions Trump Innocence: Mechanisms of Influence”
Tuesday, March 17, 4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
Vollum lecture hall
This event is open to the public.
SPONSORED BY THE REED COLLEGE DIVISION OF PSYCHOLOGY, RELIGION, PHILOSOPHY, AND LINGUISTICS AND THE OREGON INNOCENCE PROJECT
“Why Confessions Trump Innocence: Mechanisms of Influence”
Saul Kassin is a Distinguished Professor of Psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and one of the nation’s leading experts on criminal interrogation, confession evidence, and the risk of false confessions. He has done extensive research on the “confirmation bias” that a confession introduces into a criminal investigation and also on the impact that confessions have on judges and juries. Free and open to the public.
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