A judge has ruled my testimony admissible for a forthcoming trial in Alaska. This marks the 21st jurisdiction in which I’ve been qualified as a false confessions expert. Courts around the country increasingly permit expert testimony to inform the jurors about the counter-intuitive phenomenon of false confessions.
The notorious case of the Englewood Four in Chicago has been in the news again, as more evidence of prosecutorial corruption has emerged. What a tragic case — four teenagers coerced into false confessions spent 15 years incarcerated before being exonerated by DNA.