Not All Teens Who Confess Are Guilty

We have previously addressed the subject false confession a number of times on this blog. Please see False Confessions – How Can That Happen?  One of the very egregious cases of false confession we talked about was that of Marty Tankleff, who at 17, was manipulated by police interrogators into falsely confessing to the murder of his parents. After 18 years of wrongful imprisonment, Marty became a lawyer; and a law professor.

Marty has recently authored an article on CNN about false confessions by teenagers, who are particularly vulnerable.

Please see the CNN story by Marty Tankleff  here.

 

4 responses to “Not All Teens Who Confess Are Guilty

  1. johnsondarlene66

    It’s Sad how our teens GET done and WRONGFUL CONVICTION . ALSO MY HUSBAND HAS BEEN LOCKED UP FOR 15 YEARS FOR WRONGFUL CONVICTION HE WENT AS A TENAGER. ALSO .THAY HAVE DROPPED A CASE BUTT SOCIETY NEEDS TO HELP OUT YOUNGSTERS MORE
    IT’S SAD HOW WE DO NOT TRUST OUR SYSTEM I DON’T GODBLESS

  2. That is really said but I beleave it . these things I pray God is with that young man

  3. I have read that false confessions and misidentication are the two biggest causes of wrongful convictions.

  4. Pingback: Not All Teens Who Confess Are Guilty - Stan Rothenberg

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