FDL Movie Night: Scenes of a Crime

By: Monday January 7, 2013 5:00 pm

After watching Scenes of a Crime, the acclaimed documentary from Grover Babcock and Blue Hadaegh about police interrogation techniques eliciting a false confession, I was struck by how simple and obvious the methods are, yet how utterly effective. If you’ve ever watched more than an episode of the original Law & Order, the Reid Nine Steps of Interrogation should be familiar to you–and no doubt, we think securely, if ever falsely accused of a crime, we’d never fall for them.

Don’t be so sure, says Richard Ofshe, a U.S. expert witness on false confessions.


Voters Want Less Compromising Leaders

By: Wednesday May 30, 2012 2:00 pm

Somewhat more voters want their political leaders to stand for their convictions than want the to reach compromises with the other side. This is switch from 2008, when more wanted the President to seek the middle ground.

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