Thanks in part to the work of Hanns Scharff and a slew of studies on interrogation techniques, we know it’s best to be genuinely friendly no matter who you’re trying to get information out of.
July 3, 2014 • 10:00 AM • Share
For years, prosecutors in New York have been using what are known as material witness orders to compel testimony from reluctant witnesses in criminal trials. But has the power to persuade led to coercion and tainted convictions?
September 5, 2013 • 12:00 PM • Share
How legal wrangling over the chemicals used in lethal injection could shut down capital punishment.
October 29, 2012 • 4:00 AM • Share
The single biggest cause of wrongful convictions is mistaken eyewitness identification. Is there a better way to find the right perpetrator?
September 27, 2012 • 4:00 AM • Share
John Watkins’ stash of pornography made him a look like a prime suspect for a rape in police and prosecutors’ eyes. How they wrung a confession out of him and convinced a shaky witness to ID him offers textbook examples of how to achieve a wrongful conviction.
August 23, 2012 • 9:57 AM • Share
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