Friday, April 29

How Eyewitness And Confessions Result in Convictions of Innocent People

I think this kind of stuff is super important and way under-reported. We have a lot of popular culture that puts people in the shoes of the police and prosecutors, and I write this as a solid fan of the original Law and Order. A parallel show of innocent people who every week have to battle wrongful arrest (think of the first person brought in to the station in every L&O episode - it's almost never the killer!) could be just as good and just as "ripped from the headlines."

How eyewitness and confessions can result in convictions of innocent people.