I just wanted to alert members to an article in the latest issue of Scientific American Mind magazine. On page 25, titled True Crimes, False Confessions, by Saul M. Kassin and Gisli H. Gudjonsson, it outlines the best research on false confessions and makes recomendations on how to address fixing this problem. It includes a fairly damning analysis of the Reid technique of interogation. (Interestingly, the article immediately preceding this one in the magazine is called "Natural Born Liars". Hmm. You can also check their web site for this issue at http://www.sciammind.com/.
By Vilayanur S. Ramachandran and Diane Rogers-Ramachandran, which can be found in the same issue. You can either go to the store and buy the June 2005 issue or you can buy the complete magazine online and download it for $5.00. Don't be a cheapskate and shell out a few bucks for this stuff!
Gina The Clerk Update:
Yup, yup, yup. She invited me over to her house for a Dave Chappelle DVD Marathon. The catch? She wanted to know if it's cool that her boyfriend hangs out with us. Someone smack me in the head with my keyboard...