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.