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Human memories are so easily manipulated that in just three hours,
most people can be convinced that they committed a crime which
never actually happen. In a 2015 study which looked at why people
go to jail for fake confessions, the study's researchers were able to
convince 70% of the participants that they were guilty of a fake crime.
The college-aged participants would not only confess to the crime, but
would describe events in great detail which never actually happened.
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    • This is NOT manipulating the memories of people to make them remember commiting a crime they never committed. This is essentially convincing people to make a false confession because they were told that would be in their best interest to confess rather than try to remain innocent.
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    • First three rules of getting in trouble, deny everything, admit nothing, make counter accusations
      ATEAM427 11 jan
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    • Biggest mistake everyone makes is that they don’t actually know their rights. I’m studying criminal justice so I know a lot about this. So If you’re ever accused of a crime, whether you did or it not, remember you’re guaranteed the right to an attorney and the right to remain silent (5th amendment).
      mm076 11 jan
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    • Just ask Brenden on Making a Murderer.
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    • No this is an exaggeration of a different study, where college students were given a scrapbook of their childhood events, with a “lost at the mall” image and story that didn’t actually happen. Then they were asked to describe all the events and a good amount of them actually not only believed (1-2)
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    • also lie detector tests just don't work. if you're stressed, which you will be during an investigation, the machine will think you're lying
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    • Well that’s why stupid. You tested college students. They’re all fucking retarded sheep
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    • So are you telling me that my gf isn’t real?
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    • I thought that they knew they didn’t do it but just thought that it would be better for them to confess rather than to drag it out and have them “convict” anyway but harsher because you didn’t confess.
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    • Its because you're being put in a high-stress situation, false confessions come from improper interrogation techniques and the interviewee being scared to contradict anything
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    • College aged people also think socialism is good
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    • Damn bro same thing but with relationships you know? She was tricked into cheating.. that dick just popped out of no where.. she found that Houdini dick
      TimeOfDay 11 jan
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    • I don't know if you guys have heard of the game Push The Button (part of jackbox 6), but it's a hidden role game where two aliens have to convince the other players that a human is one of the aliens. There's a part where you can get a positive ID on someone's alien status, but only the one who
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    • It's called being hopeful they'll let you go if you tell them what they want to hear. If people are screaming at you in a dark room for 3 hours youd be willing to tell them anything to get out of there too
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    • (1) If being questioned, always ask for a lawyer. You have the right to one. Even if they deny it or try to sweet talk you out of it. Don’t say anything till you have a lawyer there. Cops can’t deny they’re cops. But FBI can deny they’re FBI. And even if you accidentally give the wrong time when
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    • No, the reason there's so many confessions to fake crimes/confessions to real crimes by innocent people is because under the stress of interrogation and the feeling that the police will not let you go till you confess whether you're innocent or not.
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    • Never forget BAMCIS. Begin the lie. Arrange the alibi. Make excuses. Complete the lie. Implicate others. Shift the blame.
      NW0RD 12 jan
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    • Actually a lot of the time it’s because the interrogators hold them for absurd amounts of time and apply constant psychological pressure until they feel like the only way out is to say they did it
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    • That's because people are stupid
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    • There was a case that accused three innocent teenagers of a murder they didnt commit. The Canadian investigation team used a technique to pressure a false confession that is actually illegal to use in the US.But because it was investigated by a canadian team the court allowed the evidence to be used
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    • Doubt
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    • That doesn't count the 72 hours they can hold you in isolation and starvation before releasing you
      Demonikus 11 jan
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    • That's why you ask for a lawyer and if you are not under arrest then leave. Cops are not your friend.
      EvilGoku 11 jan
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    • Run number one of interacting with the police. Shut the fuck up.
      hosstile 11 jan
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    • Sauce?
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    • 501st_Hoe 11 jan
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    • 70% of the population is weak-willed and stupid, I guess. This isn’t really a surprise, is it?
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    • This is objectively wrong. People don't remember things that don't happen. The cops offer things, wrongly, as if to fill in plot holes, and then the people accept them thinking it would go easier. A good example of this is the central park five story, when the cops convinced a kid who never met this
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    • It’s not convincing them they did it, it’s convincing them that their best option to get out is to confess to a crime.
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    • Deny everything, use your right to stay silent. Lawyer up as soon as possible. Even if your innocent these steps are there to help you they arnt an admission of guilt.
      Drcool_52 11 jan
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    • As I told my boys.... I want a lawyer... They will say if your innocent you don't need one.... Your response is .. I want a lawyer... If innocent they lawyer will prove and if guilty you need a lawyer
      MLR273 11 jan
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    • The participants were age 11-14, not college age
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    • That’s scary
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    • Well yeah, there are a lot of people out there that are fucking stupid
      btash96 12 jan
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    • What kind of effed-up study is this? does some college student volunteer for a study and then and then up confessing to a crime?
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    • If you’re dumb enough to let someone else convince you that you were involved in a crime, theeen maybe you should be thrown in potato prison
      WaterWolf 12 jan
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    • Source? Not buying it...
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    • This is why you never talk without a lawyer. Never. N-e-v-e-r.
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    • Yeah fucking right, only an idiot would fall for this lol
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    • So why can't anyone convince me that the voices screaming at me aren't real
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    • This is why Japan has a 100% conviction rating.
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    • They didn't believe they did it they just didn't want to be interrogated anymore and in these instances the interrogators convinced them that it would ultimately be better for them if they confessed. It was never about people manipulating memories that's absurd xD
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    • Government: *heavy breathing*
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    • My girlfriend is in psychology and they talked about this. This seems a little exaggerated but false confessions is a really serious thing. Police call it remy’s tactic or something like that where they pretend they already know it was them which leads to false confessions. (1/2)
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    • Weak minded
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    • Yea its going to suck, just dont admit to anything. Try to say as little as possible cause everything you say will be used against you in the weirdest way.
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    • What kinda retard would fall for this shit?
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    • So your average schmuck is a fuckin retard? No waay...
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    • Which is why you never talk to the police. Always ask for a lawyer and invoke you right to remain silent when being questioned. When they say it can be used against you what they don’t tell you is that it cannot be used to help you. It will never help you volunteering info to the police.
      JMoneyBal 11 jan
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    • Go watch the Vsauce video on this, its really interesting and so are the rest of the mind field videos
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    • Name of the study?
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    • I dont see how. I could believe maybe if a close friend or relative tried to convince you of something you did in the past, but a stranger and a crime?
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    • They offered them an "herbal tea" before this test just for the fuck of it
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    • Aka 70% of college students are retarded
      bumbum42 11 jan
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    • "You did this horrific thing" No I have no social life. Stay at home or work. I'm only at one of two places and any other time with my family.
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    • Allegedly
      Allegedly 11 jan
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    • Well if you’re told that they have enough evidence to put you away for life, but if you confess it will be a shorter sentence a lot of people realize they don’t have the money for a lawyer that can sway a judge against so called “solid evidence” so why not save yourself some years
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    • It’s all about intelligence and life experience. If your poor and dumb, you’ll fall for it.
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    • Humans are very impressionable yes
      4FR33D0M 11 jan
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    • Source: Trust me bro
      X_noon_X 11 jan
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    • Like false r@pe accusations
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    • You gotta be retarded to get tricked
      theozzard 11 jan
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    • Wow those were not the smartest test subjects were they
      Odinkiin 11 jan
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    • Well, in America you can be held for months without being convicted of a crime and most people who are accused will just admit to the crime and take a plea bargain whether they are guilty or not because they can't stay in jail that long
      BeakerPD 11 jan
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    • Honestly i wanna try this
      yeezyso 11 jan
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    • Fuckin morons
      Teknetix 11 jan
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    • Adam ruins everything talked about that once
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    • Gaslighting?
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    • I have a question, what is the science behind this? I have an ex that could we tell me something that she wasn't there for or experience but she would tell me a completely different story and I would end up believing it is very toxic
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    • Mega doubt (x)
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    • In my memory neurophysio course we learned about engineering memories using molecular mechanisms, and whether people might be able to create false memories
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    • How fucking mentally fragile can you be.
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    • Now ask the students who arent special ed
      OXYCONTlN 11 jan
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    • 1984 by george orwell
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    • No wonder college’s turn out so many brainwashed liberal graduates
      olmanhot 11 jan
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    • I don’t know I don’t do anything so deny deny deny ask for a lawyer plead the 5th jerk off under the table
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    • Happened to me after a motorcycle accident, cops came to my hospital room everyday to try and speak to me privately, my lawyer would not allow them to die this reason, especially since my memory was foggy and fucked up because I blacked out
      TurboTime 11 jan
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    • I'd lick her. Is it legal? I don't care.
      banjo1926 11 jan
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    • BANDlT 11 jan
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    • "No."
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    • Go watch the push on Netflix, it’s an experiment which attempts to get people to push a guy off a building
      ONJPort 11 jan
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    • This is why you NEVER talk to the police. Not because the police are bad...but because more tha. Likely you're going to slip and say somthing that makes you look guilty even of you're innocent.
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    • stay stubborn boys, people only exist to manipulate
      thanosbus 11 jan
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    • Not if you cant be hypnotized
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    • Wow, investigators pressure people into making confessions? Imagine my shock.
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    • you murdered 6 million “people” in 5 years!
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    • PorkSword 11 jan
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    • Gaslighting has been a thing for a while guys
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    • Never admit to something you never did
      Very_Yes 11 jan
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    • Sounds Like something outta black mirror
      DaveDad 11 jan
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    • Autauga 11 jan
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    • That's crazy
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