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TED Talks: Season 2018

2018x201 Lindsay Malloy: Why teens confess to crimes they didn't commit
TV-PG

  • 2018-07-03T00:00:00-04:00 on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

Why do juveniles falsely confess to crimes? What makes them more vulnerable than adults to this shocking, counterintuitive phenomenon? Through the lens of Brendan Dassey's interrogation and confession (as featured in Netflix's "Making a Murderer" documentary), developmental psychology professor and researcher Lindsay Malloy breaks down the science underlying false confessions and calls for change in the way kids are treated by a legal system designed for adults.

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