UPDATE - What do the courts say about the testimony of false confession experts?

Written By: Reid
Apr 15, 2011
(On August 13, 2010 we posted the original article on this information. Since that time we have updated the list with some new names and cases).

For the past several years the courts have viewed with skepticism the testimony of "false confession experts", repeatedly suggesting that there is no actual science to support their views but rather, anecdotal evidence. We have prepared an article that quotes several court decisions on this issue, as well as a list of some of the cases the following "experts" have been involved in:
  • Dr. Richard Ofshe
  • Dr. Richard Leo
  • Professor Saul Kassin
  • Mark Castanza
  • Dr. Solomon Fulero
  • Dr. Jarvis Wright
  • Dr. Robert Latimer
  • Dr. Allison Redlich
  • Dr. Rosalyn Shultz
  • Dr. Deborah Davis
  • Dr. Christian Meissner
  • Dr. Christopher Lamps
  • Dr. Gregory DeClue
  • Dr. Avak A. Howsepian
  • Dr. Bruce Frumkin
  • Dr. E. Clay Jorgensen
  • Dr. Jeffrey Vanderwater-Piercy
  • Dr. Scott Bresle
  • Dr. John DiBacco
  • Dr. Mark Vigen
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