The 5 Most Controversial False Confessions

Criminal confessions are generally a good thing. They save our justice system time and money. But according to statistics from the Innocence Project, approximately 30% of the wrongful convictions overturned with DNA evidence involved a defendant making a false confession or pleading guilty.

An investigating officer’s performance is not based on the amount of crimes committed, it’s based on arrests. There’s a misconception that a wrongful arrest will correct itself through the trial system, but most jury members hold a prevailing belief that innocent people don’t confess to a crime they did not commit.

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  • Norman_In_New_York

    It’s worse than that. Prosecutors and the media have an incestuous relationship in which the latter help the former advance their careers by sensationalizing arrests in exchange for the “big story.”