This programme is of interest to anyone involved in a case in which there might have been a false confession.


In the early 1980s false confessions became more common as identification cases were clamped down on by the Turnbull rules. Psychiatrist James McKeith, who eventually became a member of the Criminal Case Review Commission, and Professor Gisli Gudjonnson, researched false confessions. They produced a system for the creation of what came to be called

"suggestibility scales".

In this programme, Professor Gudjonnson explains how suggestibiltiy is tested.

He is the leading world expert on the subject.


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