Running Head: Understanding False Confessions
Oficyna Wydawnicza AFM
From introduction: "The development of DNA testing has, for the first time in the history of criminal justice, made it possible to demonstrate with almost certainty that a convicted individual did not commit a crime. Since its inception in 1992, The Innocence Project has identified more than 250 cases wherein DNA testing revealed that the convicted suspect was factually innocent (www.innocenceproject.org). False confessions are identified as a factor in about 25% of these cases. Wrongful convictions are of concern to all members of the criminal justice system not only because a wrongful conviction results in the imprisonment of an innocent person, but also because it allows the true off ender to remain at large and commit more crimes."(...)
European Polygraph 2010, nr 1, s. 13-25.