Dr. Saul Kassin will speak on “Why Innocent People Confess – And What Happens When They Do,” Thursday, March 26, at 4 p.m., at Raritan Valley Community College. The free program, which is open to the public and part of an RVCC lecture series, will be held in the Conference Center at the College’s Branchburg Campus.
Dr. Kassin is a Distinguished Professor of Psychology at John Jay College in New York, as well as the Massachusetts Professor of Psychology at Williams College. He pioneered the scientific study of false confessions and his lecture will examine why innocent people confess.
The event is sponsored by the College’s Department of Humanities, Social Sciences & Education; the Office of Multicultural Affairs; and the Business & Public Service Department.