IN A SMALL ROOM
Why do innocent people confess to crimes that they did not commit? This question has confounded the public for decades. Yet, almost one third of all individuals who have been exonerated through DNA analysis falsely confessed.
In this project, I collaborate with four individuals who admitted to crimes that they did not commit, were wrongfully convicted on the basis of their confessions, and were subsequently exonerated through DNA analysis - Jeffrey Deskovic, Eddie Lowery, Chris Ochoa, and Raymond Santana. With their help, I examine the factors that lead to their confessions.