Saul Kassin: "False confessions"

09/13/2010
Vera Institute of Justice

About this Video

The Vera Institute of Justice’s Neil A. Weiner Research Speaker Series featured Saul Kassin, Distinguished Professor of Psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Professor Kassin’s research focuses on the remarkable phenomenon of false confessions in criminal investigations—which are far more common than one might expect. In this podcast, Professor Kassin discusses the etiology, characteristics, and consequences of innocent people accepting responsibility for criminal acts they did not commit.