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Four Corners: The Interrogation
The Interrogation
ABC  |  April 29, 2019

The controversial police technique putting innocent people behind bars.

The idea that anyone would willingly confess to a crime they didn't commit sounds unbelievable, particularly when the punishment may be life in prison or even the death penalty.

But a series of high-profile cases across America has revealed a slew of wrongful convictions based on false confessions and placed the spotlight on a widely used police interrogation technique designed to make people confess.

The technique sees police officers wage psychological war on suspects through a nine step interrogation process.

Wrongful conviction investigators say the process is a travesty of justice, with lawyers warning wrongful convictions will continue to occur without changes to the justice system.

The controversial police technique putting innocent people behind bars.

The idea that anyone would willingly confess to a crime they didn't commit sounds unbelievable, particularly when the punishment may be life in prison or even the death penalty.

But a series of high-profile cases across America has revealed a slew of wrongful convictions based on false confessions and placed the spotlight on a widely used police interrogation technique designed to make people confess.

The technique sees police officers wage psychological war on suspects through a nine step interrogation process.

Wrongful conviction investigators say the process is a travesty of justice, with lawyers warning wrongful convictions will continue to occur without changes to the justice system.

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