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The Confession Tapes 

A critical look into some true crime cases where American law enforcement made up for lack of actual physical evidence by using devious psychological tactics during interrogation in order to extract confessions from naive suspects.

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Series cast summary:
David Burns ...  Himself - Sebastian's Father 2 episodes, 2017
Loretta Fisher Loretta Fisher ...  Herself - Atif's Girlfriend 2 episodes, 2017
Brian Hutchinson Brian Hutchinson ...  Himnself - Canadian National Post Reporter 2 episodes, 2017
Sarah Isaacs ...  Herself - Sebastian's Former Girlfriend 2 episodes, 2017
Ken Klonsky Ken Klonsky ...  Himself - Wrongful Convictions Scholar 2 episodes, 2017
James Konat James Konat ...  Himself - Washington State Senior Prosecutor 2 episodes, 2017
Michael Levine Michael Levine ...  Himself - Mr. Big Expert 2 episodes, 2017
Jason Saunders Jason Saunders ...  Himself - Appellate Attorney 2 episodes, 2017
Bob Thompson Bob Thompson ...  Himself - Bellevue Detective 2 episodes, 2017
Calvin Alston Calvin Alston ...  Himself - Co-Defendant 1 episode, 2017
Orlando Bell Orlando Bell ...  Himself - Neighborhood Friend 1 episode, 2017
John Blume John Blume ...  Himself - Post-Conviction Counsel 1 episode, 2017
Lamont Bobbitt Lamont Bobbitt ...  Himself - Neighborhood Friend 1 episode, 2017
Karen Boes Karen Boes ...  Herself - Convict 1 episode, 2017
Jeff Boeve Jeff Boeve ...  Himself - Juror 1 episode, 2017
Kevin Cornell Kevin Cornell ...  Himself - Fire Captain 1 episode, 2017
Dana Dana ...  Himself - Suspect 1 episode, 2017
John David Dehaan John David Dehaan ...  Himself - Arson Expert 1 episode, 2017
John Elverston John Elverston ...  Himself - Juror 1 episode, 2017
Londa Essenburg Londa Essenburg ...  Herself - Karen's Friend 1 episode, 2017
Patrice Gaines Patrice Gaines ...  Herself - The Washington Post 1 episode, 2017
Roberta Geminder Roberta Geminder ...  Herself - Karen's Aunt 1 episode, 2017
Todd Greg Todd Greg ...  Himself - Juror 1 episode, 2017
Jon Hulsing Jon Hulsing ...  Himself - Prosecutor 1 episode, 2017
Dixie Lee Justis Dixie Lee Justis ...  Herself - Victim's Mother 1 episode, 2017
Tim Kulp Tim Kulp ...  Himself - Defense Attorney 1 episode, 2017
George Lawrence George Lawrence ...  Himself - Karen's Friend 1 episode, 2017
Josh Libby Josh Libby ...  Himself - Firefighter 1 episode, 2017
Loren Loren ...  Himself 1 episode, 2017
Karlyn Lothry Karlyn Lothry ...  Herself - Reporter 1 episode, 2017
Cyndy Margiotta Cyndy Margiotta ...  Herself - Wesley's Friend 1 episode, 2017
Paul McKeithan Paul McKeithan ...  Himself - Friend of Wesley & Theresa 1 episode, 2017
Beth Meeks Beth Meeks ...  Herself - Jury Foreperson 1 episode, 2017
Wesley Myers Wesley Myers ...  Himself - Defendant 1 episode, 2017
Judy Payne Judy Payne ...  Herself - Karen's Friend 1 episode, 2017
Atif Rafay ...  Himself - Suspect 2 episodes, 2017
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A critical look into some true crime cases where American law enforcement made up for lack of actual physical evidence by using devious psychological tactics during interrogation in order to extract confessions from naive suspects.

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8 September 2017 (USA) See more »

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22 September 2017 | by akashmanutdSee all my reviews

This is made regarding US justice system but sadly, it is true for the entire world. We all have watched in movies that whenever there is an accusation of any kind of wrongdoing, then the accused(most of the times) asks for attorney straight away. I always wondered why they do that? Why pay an expensive lawyer when you are innocent and have done nothing wrong. AFTER watching it, I UNDERSTOOD and understood well enough and felt it's worth to do that. *One line from Episode 4* — Karen Boes, who was convicted in related to the death of her daughter,(I dare not call it murder because conviction/evidence was very very iffy in my opinion) said the last line in this episode:- "It doesn't matter how innocent you are, get an attorney and don't speak" (to police/investigators alone).

One line we all often hear is that every person has a breaking point.Before watching it, I was skeptical about HOW ON EARTH someone can confess to a crime they didn't commit, after watching this, I am still not 100% convinced, but I certainly feel it's possible. In some cases, it does feel like state just want to pin it on someone for the sake of it and doesn't follow the evidence. And we see really long interviews, some even using leading the suspects into saying things they normally won't and using illegal techniques.

Please heed those Karen Boes words if anyone finds themselves in any such unfortunate situation.


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