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An afternoon with Saul Kassin at The Williams Bookstore

Thu, November 10th, 2022
4:00 pm
- 5:30 pm

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Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Williams College and Distinguished Professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Saul Kassin will be discussing his new book Duped: Why Innocent People Confess, and Why We Believe Their Confessions. Dr. Kassin pioneered the scientific study of interrogations and confessions in the 1980s. Since then, he has been on the forefront of research and advocacy for those wrongfully convicted by police-induced false confessions. Examining famous cases like the Central Park jogger case and Amanda Knox case, as well as stories of ordinary innocent people trapped into confession, Dr. Kassin exposes just how widespread this problem is. Concluding with actionable solutions and proposals for legislative reform, Duped shows why the stigma of confession persists and how we can reform the criminal justice system to make it stop. Duped has been strongly endorsed by John Grisham, Ken Burns, Amanda Knox, and Peter Neufeld (co-founder of the Innocence Project)  The event is free and open to the public and books will be on hand for sale and signing.

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