Wonderful! An entire blog devoted to the subject by Williams College law prof Alan Hirsch. A lot more people confess to crimes they didn't commit than you'd ever think from watching Law & Order reruns. If, like me, you find it hard to wrap your brain around why, you'll want to look at his FAQ, his proposed reforms, and keep checking back as Prof. Hirsch expands his blog ouevre. TTAFC so far explores false confessions by Guantanamo Bay detainees and immature youth, among other topics.
Great idea for a niche blog. Welcome to the blogosphere, Prof. Hirsch. Via CrimProf blog.
UPDATE: Prof Hirsch had an op ed on the subject in the Los Angeles Times ("Why the innocent confess," April 25).