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July 22nd 2010:False Confessions: Fact or Fiction?

Do people really confess to crimes they don’t commit? Why would an innocent person incriminate himself and accept responsibility for breaking the law? What is it like to be falsely accused? And, w/hat would you do if you were the suspect? Fifteen-year-old Jacksonville, Florida’s Brenton Butler knows. Brenton was arrested for murder and confessed to the crime. His case was chronicled in the award-winning documentary, “Murder on a Sunday Morning.” Hear Brenton’s attorney Patrick McGuinness and private investigator Brian McGuinness talk about Benton’s case and their experience with confessions a

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Richard A. Leo

A University of San Francisco associate law professor, Richard A. Leo, Ph.D., J.D. was formerly a tenured professor of psychology and criminology at UC Irvine. Leo is internationally known for his pioneering empirical research on police interrogation practices, false confessions, and wrongful convictions. An author of more than 60 articles in scientific and legal journals and of several books, he wrote, Police Interrogation and American Justice, an award-winning study of police interrogation and confessions. Leo and Tom Wells co-authored The Wrong Guys: Murder, False Confessions and the Norfolk Four, a notable false confessions case. Leo’s work to help free the Norfolk Four was featured in N
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Brian McGuinness

Private investigator, Brian McGuinness, is the owner of Miami, Florida’s McGuinness & Associates, Inc. He holds several investigative certifications, has been Court qualified as an expert witness, and has worked nationally on a number of high profile criminal defense cases. He is a popular speaker at conferences and has lectured at the University of Miami School of Law. He is a member and former president of the Florida Association of Licensed Investigators and a member, former president and board chairman of the National Council of Investigation and Security Services. He has received awards from both of these associations. He is a long standing advocate for the private investigation profes
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Patrick McGuinness

After 31 years with the Jacksonville, Florida Public Defender’s office, Patrick McGuinness, a senior homicide division trial attorney, joined two attorneys to launch Finnell, McGuinness & Nezami, P.A. McGuinness, as lead counsel in most of the high profile cases tried in Jacksonville over the past three decades, he presents seminars across the country on forensic issues, cross-examination, case investigation, false confessions and other topics. McGuinness’ trial efforts and successes have been chronicled over the years by the press and a number of television programs. He and his partner, Ann Finnell, were the featured counsel in a documentary film “Murder on a Sunday Morning,” a Jackson
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