A recent USA Today Op-ed piece addresses the topic of juvenile interrogation tactics. The Netflix documentary Making a Murderer shocked audiences and started an important conversation about involuntary confession and the use of juvenile interrogation topics.

“Brendan Dassey’s ’confession,’ which has become widely known as a textbook example of an involuntary confession, is now before the U.S. Supreme Court. The justices should review the case and reaffirm the importance of carefully evaluating confessions, especially when it involves our society’s most vulnerable individuals.”

Read the full article here.

Brandon L. Garrett

Associate Reporter, Policing Principles

Brandon L. Garrett is the L. Neil Williams, Jr. Professor of Law  at Duke Law School. His research and teaching interests include criminal procedure, wrongful convictions, habeas corpus, corporate crime, scientific evidence, civil rights, civil procedure and constitutional law. Garrett’s recent research includes studies of DNA exonerations and organizational prosecutions. In addition to numerous articles published in leading law journals, he is the author of five books, including: The Death Penalty: Concepts and Insights (West Academic, 2018) (with Lee Kovarsky); and End of its Rope: How Killing the Death Penalty Can Revive Criminal Justice (Harvard University Press, 2017).


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