False-Coerced confessions while medicated

I’ve done some work with Dr. Benjamin.

He’s directed me to a new blog worth following (it’s now in my Feedly).

Here’s the issue  de jour.

We’ve reported before on this blog about how police interview & interrogation tactics and techniques can contribute to false confessions.  See previous posts herehere, herehere and here.  One aspect of false confessions that we have not previously covered is the situation in which a subject is interviewed or interrogated while under the influence of medically supervised mind altering drugs.  Recently, two prominent researchers in this area have undertaken a collaboration on this very subject with the intent of educating attorneys about the pharmacological and psychological factors that may affect how a suspect responds to the pressure of interrogation.

http://wrongfulconvictionsblog.org/2013/07/31/a-new-twist-to-false-confessions-the-pharmacological-factor/#more-15157