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False Confessions: What Lies Ahead for the Wrongfully Convicted?

New York Law Journal, June 15, 2012, by Earl H. Nemser

...Later in 2010, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued an extraordinary "advisory opinion" in Friedman v. Rehal,4 finding that current scientific research demonstrated that victim reports of sex crimes were unreliable when induced by "suggestive memory recovery tactics." In Friedman these kinds of reports were used by the Nassau County District Attorney's Office to secure a guilty plea based on a confession later claimed to be false.

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