February 1, 2017 at 6:45 pm

Ohio Innocence Project | Brendan Dassey: A True Story of False Confession, Feb. 22

Steven Drizin

Steven Drizin

The Ohio Innocence Project Collegiate Network of Innocence Advocates presents “Brendan Dassey: A True Story of False Confession” on Wednesday Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. in Porter Hall 105.

Making and Breaking the Law logoThe event is sponsored by the Ohio Innocence Project, the Center for Law, Justice & Culture, and the Making & Breaking the Law theme.

Presented by Brendan Dassey’s post-conviction attorney Steven Drizin, this lecture provides an inside look at the false confession famously featured in the Making a Murderer documentary series. Drizin uses footage from Brendan’s confession to demonstrate how the psychological techniques commonly used by police during interrogations can produce false confessions especially when used on juveniles.

Drizin is the Assistant Dean of Northwestern Pritzker School of Law’s Bluhm Legal Clinic and the former Legal Director of the Clinic’s renowned Center on Wrongful Convictions. At the center, his research interests involve the study of false confessions and his policy work focuses on supporting efforts around the country to require law enforcement agencies to electronically record custodial interrogations.

Drizin lectures frequently on interrogation and confession-related topics throughout the United States, Canada and Japan. He also has appeared in several documentaries, including David and Me, West of Memphis, and most recently, Netflix’s Making a Murderer.

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