Dr. Charles Honts from the Department of Psychology will present. The event is free and open to the public. It will be held in the ILC Room 315 from 12:40 to 1:40 p.m.
Interrogations, False Confessions and Actual Innocence
The last 20 years have seen an ever increasing list of actual innocent individuals who were wrongfully convicted of crimes and who have been exonerated (primarily by DNA).
Examination of those cases has revealed a number of contributing factors, several of which fall within psychological
science (eyewitness identification, deception detection and interrogations/confessions).
Over the last 7 years Honts’ research has explored confession phenomena with juveniles.
That research produced some surprising findings that have implications for science, practice and policy.