The Problem of False and Coerced Confessions: Why Many “Open and Shut” Cases Ain’t Necessarily So

As incredible as it sounds, studies of wrongful convictions reveal that in more than 25% of the cases a false confession or other self-incriminating statement was used as evidence by the prosecution. Why would an innocent person ever confess to a heinous crime that they did not commit?  – Part 2 of a series on The Common Causes of Wrongful Convictions.