Debunking the Myth that "Virtually All People Who Confess to a Crime Are Guilty of It"

In discussing false and coerced confessions, this essay reflects on the student's motivations for studying law and how popular culture creates myths about the justice system. The student examines Brown v. Mississippi and the Central Park Five. The student is responding to Myth #46 from Lilienfeld et al.'s 50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology: Shattering Widespread Misconceptions about Human Behavior.
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