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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Kelly Loudenberg
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David Burns ...  Self - Sebastian's Father 2 episodes, 2017
Loretta Fisher Loretta Fisher ...  Self - Atif's Girlfriend 2 episodes, 2017
Brian Hutchinson Brian Hutchinson ...  Himnself - Canadian National Post Reporter 2 episodes, 2017
Sarah Isaacs ...  Self - Sebastian's Former Girlfriend 2 episodes, 2017
Ken Klonsky Ken Klonsky ...  Self - Wrongful Convictions Scholar 2 episodes, 2017
James Konat James Konat ...  Self - Washington State Senior Prosecutor 2 episodes, 2017
Michael Levine Michael Levine ...  Self - Mr. Big Expert 2 episodes, 2017
Jason Saunders Jason Saunders ...  Self - Appellate Attorney 2 episodes, 2017
Bob Thompson Bob Thompson ...  Self - Bellevue Detective 2 episodes, 2017
Michael Abramsky ...  Expert Witness / ... 1 episode, 2017
Calvin Alston Calvin Alston ...  Self - Co-Defendant 1 episode, 2017
Orlando Bell Orlando Bell ...  Self - Neighborhood Friend 1 episode, 2017
John Blume John Blume ...  Self - Post-Conviction Counsel 1 episode, 2017
Lamont Bobbitt Lamont Bobbitt ...  Self - Neighborhood Friend 1 episode, 2017
Karen Boes Karen Boes ...  Self - Convict 1 episode, 2017
Jeff Boeve Jeff Boeve ...  Self - Juror 1 episode, 2017
Robert J. Colombo Robert J. Colombo ...  Self - Trial Judge 1 episode, 2017
Kevin Cornell Kevin Cornell ...  Self - Fire Captain 1 episode, 2017
Dana Dana ...  Self - Suspect 1 episode, 2017
John David Dehaan John David Dehaan ...  Self - Arson Expert 1 episode, 2017
Tim DeLisle Tim DeLisle ...  Self - Lawrence's Cousin 1 episode, 2017
Frank Eaman Frank Eaman ...  Self - Defense Attorney 1 episode, 2017
John Elverston John Elverston ...  Self - Juror 1 episode, 2017
Londa Essenburg Londa Essenburg ...  Self - Karen's Friend 1 episode, 2017
Patrice Gaines Patrice Gaines ...  Self - The Washington Post 1 episode, 2017
Dan Galeski Dan Galeski ...  Self - Wyandotte Police Detective 1 episode, 2017
Roberta Geminder Roberta Geminder ...  Self - Karen's Aunt 1 episode, 2017
Todd Greg Todd Greg ...  Self - Juror 1 episode, 2017
Jon Hulsing Jon Hulsing ...  Self - Prosecutor 1 episode, 2017
Dixie Lee Justis Dixie Lee Justis ...  Self - Victim's Mother 1 episode, 2017
Tim Kulp Tim Kulp ...  Self - Defense Attorney 1 episode, 2017
Beverly Lake Beverly Lake ...  Self - Key Witness 1 episode, 2017
George Lawrence George Lawrence ...  Self - Karen's Friend 1 episode, 2017
Josh Libby Josh Libby ...  Self - Firefighter 1 episode, 2017
Loren Loren ...  Self 1 episode, 2017
Karlyn Lothry Karlyn Lothry ...  Self - Reporter 1 episode, 2017
Cyndy Margiotta Cyndy Margiotta ...  Self - Wesley's Friend 1 episode, 2017
Paul McKeithan Paul McKeithan ...  Self - Friend of Wesley & Theresa 1 episode, 2017
Beth Meeks Beth Meeks ...  Self - Jury Foreperson 1 episode, 2017
Jim Mitzelfeld Jim Mitzelfeld ...  Self - Detroit News Reporter 1 episode, 2017
Wesley Myers Wesley Myers ...  Self - Defendant 1 episode, 2017
John Palmatier John Palmatier ...  Self - Michigan State Police Detective 1 episode, 2017
Judy Payne Judy Payne ...  Self - Karen's Friend 1 episode, 2017
Atif Rafay ...  Self - 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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false confession | true crime | See All (2) »

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Documentary | Crime

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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Everyone should see "The confession tapes"
13 September 2017 | by cody-slaughSee all my reviews

This is a great documentary that shows major holes in our justice system. We all assume things would happen if we were ever accused of a crime. Such as, innocent until proved guilty, or that it would need to be proved beyond a reasonable doubt that we were guilty. Those assumptions simply are not true. This series like several others Netflix has done show the adversarial relationship the police and prosecutors have toward accused citizens. To them it is about winning, not finding justice.


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8 September 2017 (USA) See more »

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The Confession Tapes See more »

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