The persuasive power of false confessions

bymatt10y11th Dec 20094 comments

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First paragraph from a Mind Hacks post:

The APS Observer magazine has a fantastic article on the power of false confessions to warp our perception of other evidence in a criminal case to the point where expert witnesses will change their judgements of unrelated evidence to make it fit the false admission of guilt.

The post and linked article are worth reading… and I don't have much to add.