Arts and Sciences
False confessions are one of the main causes of wrongful convictions. Coercive and psychologically damaging interrogation tactics lead to these confessions. Race and socioeconomic status are also relevant to the likelihood of a false confession as Black males make up 70% of previous wrongful conviction exonerees. (Smith 2010). In this amicus curae brief I intend to argue that police used psychologically coercive tactics to gain Jalonte Little’s confession.
Youell, Chanice, "False Confessions" (2018). Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE). 720.