Wrongful convictions and false confessions

The true crime documentary series, Making a Murderer, became a global phenomenon when it first aired three years ago featuring the case of Steven Avery and his nephew Brendan Dassey who were convicted of murdering a woman in Wisconsin. Dassey was 16 at the time and his lawyers say he gave a false confession that led to his conviction. Laura Nirider co-director of the Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth, says false confessions, dubious interrogation tactics and wrongful convictions are a global problem. Listen to Laura Nirider: http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL1902/S00055/wrongful-convictions-and-false-confessions.htm She talked to Afternoons ahead of a stop in New Zealand in March on the

At UW talk, ‘Making a Murderer’ lawyers call for reforming treatment of children in criminal interro

Laura Nirider, Steven Drizin spoke at Memorial Union on coerced confessions, wrongful conviction of Dassey whose case made waves globally The Wisconsin Union hosted a public conversation with Brendan Dassey’s lawyers Laura Nirider and Steven Drizin, whose case and post-conviction process made waves globally in the Netflix documentary series “Making a Murderer.” The wide-ranging talk covered coerced and false confessions, interrogation tactics and Dassey’s wrongful conviction. The lawyers advocated for a revolution in how the criminal justice system goes about convicting children, specifically the interrogation process. In 2007, 16-year-old Dassey was found guilty of assisting in a 2005 Manit

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