Why Innocent People Do It
Laura Nirider is a Clinical Law Professor and Co-Director of the Center on Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern...
David Thompson, CFI, is the Vice President of Operations at Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates, Inc. (WZ). With a...
Michael Semanchik is the managing attorney at the California Innocence Project (CIP), a nonprofit organization that works...
It’s the most intriguing question about our criminal justice system. Why do innocent people confess to crimes they didn’t commit? As strange as it seems, it happens regularly and for a variety of reasons like investigator deception, false evidence, and interrogation tactics. In this part one of two, we hear from Making a Murder’s Laura Nirider and Certified Forensic Interviewer David Thompson about why people send themselves to prison for decades even though they are innocent.
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|Published:||May 24, 2023|
|Podcast:||California Innocence Project Podcast|
|Category:||Access to Justice , True Crime|
California Innocence Project Podcast
Hear from real exonerees and the famous lawyers who set them free. Learn why innocent people falsely confess, what causes misidentifications, and how our DNA gets on objects we never touched!