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As It Happens "Mr.Big" and the Recent Supreme Court Ruling

The "Mr. Big" ruling is a game changer for those convicted in sting operations. A Supreme Court of Canada ruling calling into question the reliability of confessions obtained during so-called Mr. Big sting operations could prompt the review of dozens of convictions, some legal experts say. This type of sting involves police posing as criminals in an attempt to obtain ...
  • 2014
  • 00:11:53
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 08/08/2014

CBC News: Disclosure Inside the Interrogation Room

How could an innocent person sign a confession that destroys their life? It's happened time and time again. You may recall the Central Park jogger case where five young men in New York City confessed to a vicious rape they never committed. It has happened in Canada, too. Disclosure takes its journalistic microscope into the interrogation room and reveals the ...
  • 2003
  • 00:18:13
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - December 2012 Truth, Lies and Confessions

A popular police interrogation method is seen as a success for all the confessions it helps elicit from suspects. Detractors acknowledge its success but also claim it can pressure people into confessing to crimes they did not commit.
  • 2012
  • 00:18:44
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2012

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