Suspect Confessions

Spoken Word (science, talk)

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  • The Stand’s New Town Theatre - Studio
  • 20:10
  • Aug 17
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 12+ (Restriction)
  • Country: United Kingdom - Scotland
  • Group: Fair Pley / The Stand Comedy Club
  • Warnings and additional info: All seating is unreserved and latecomers may not be admitted.
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  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 1 year


Have you ever admitted to something you didn't do? At home? At work? What would it take to own up to breaking the law? It's surprisingly common for innocent people to confess to crimes they haven't committed. For juries, confessions trump most other forms of evidence. Some people voluntarily confess things they are innocent of, yet vulnerable suspects can be lead to confess by some forms of police interviewing. From personality factors to lies, threats and torture, Dr Faye Skelton (Edinburgh Napier University) explores the psychology of false confessions and what we can do to prevent them.

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