To most of us, false confessions and accusations seem completely unfathomable. The first couple of questions that come to mind are, “Why would anyone admit to a crime that he/she did not commit?” and “Why would anyone knowingly accuse a person of a crime he/she did not commit?”
< Click here to read the complete article at PursuitMag.com >
Update: This article was published at www.WrongfulConvictionsBlog.org!
The polygraph industry in the United States, in particular, has done an outstanding job of perpetrating the myth that the polygraph exam is a benign scientific pursuit of the truth. Many people who take a polygraph exam, even if they pass it, conclude otherwise. Karen S. Beers, a respected legal investigator in Colorado, writes about how intimidating a polygraph exam can be and more about the problem of false confessions here.