- NACDL Compendium: Electronic Recording of Custodial Interrogations, January 2019.
- ULC Background, Notes, and Model Legislation on Electronic Recordation of Custodial Interrogations Act.
- Irreversible Error: Recommended Reforms for Preventing and Correcting Efforts in the Administration of Capital Punishment, The Constitution Project, 2014.
- DOJ New Department Policy For Electronic Recording, 2014.
- Does Video Recording Inhibit Crime Suspects? Evidence From a Fully Randomized Field Experiment, Saul M. Kassin, Aria D. Amrom, Johanna Hellgren, Jeff Kukacka, and Melissa B. Russano, American Psychological Association, 2019.
- Police recording of custodial interrogations: A state-by-state legal inquiry, Brandon L. Bang, Duane Stanton, Craign Hemmens, and Mary K Stohr, International Journal of Police Science & Management, November 2017.
- The Case for Recording Police Interrogations, Thomas P. Sullivan, Andrew W. Vail, and Howard W. Anderson III, American Bar Association, Litigation, Vol. 34 No. 3, Spring 2018.
- Opinion: Videotape All Police Interrogations by Saul Kassin and David Thompson, New York Times, August 1, 2019.
- Examining Why False Confessions Occur in the U.S. Criminal Justice System by Erin Blakemore, The Washington Post, June 23, 2019.
- How to Stop Wrongful Convictions by Bryan Clark, Idaho Falls Post Register, July 9, 2017.
- Suggested Responses to Arguments against Videotaping Interrogations.
- Requiring Videotaped Interrogations Has Broad Support.
- National Organizations - Official Positions on Recording Custodial Interrogations.
- Foreign Countries on Recording Custodial Interrogations.
- False Confessions & Recording of Custodial Interrogations, Innocence Project.
- Human Factors in Wrongful Convictions: False Confessions, Innocence Project, November 2018.
- Innocence Project - Chris Ochoa, Innocence Project, May 2007.
Letter to FBI Director on Recording Interrogations, December 2013.
A Defender’s Guide to Federal Evidence: A Trial Practice Handbook for Criminal Defense Attorneys
This Guide to Federal Evidence is the only federal evidence handbook written exclusively for criminal defense lawyers. The Guide analyzes each Federal Rule of Evidence and outlines the main evidentiary issues that confront criminal defense lawyers. It also summarizes countless defense favorable cases and provides tips on how to avoid common evidentiary pitfalls. The Guide contains multiple user-friendly flowcharts aimed at helping the criminal defense lawyer tackle evidence problems. A Defender’s Guide to Federal Evidence is an indispensable tool in preparing a case for trial.
Modern Digital Evidence & Technologies in Criminal Cases
Modern cases need modern defenses, and modern lawyers can't practice with an outdated playbook. This program is a contemporary training that identifies emerging technologies and digital evidence encountered in today's criminal cases and arms you with the tools necessary to combat expert witnesses, prosecutorial overreach, and an uneducated judge and jury. This comprehensive CLE program covers both general aspects of new technologies as well as practical courtroom application and legal challenges to the use of these new technologies.
Top Shelf DUI Defenses: The Law, The Science, The Techniques (2021)
If you are serious about being an effective DUI defense advocate, or if you’re considering adding DUI defenses to your portfolio, you need to know the latest scientific and legal strategies to optimize your success at trial. Learn from the best-of-the-best in the field in this unique CLE Program, updated for 2021.
Defending Modern Drug Cases (2021)
From challenging the arrest and seizure to picking a jury and cross-examining police officers, defense attorneys handling drug cases must be able to construct a defense that will increase the chances of the client getting a positive result for your client.
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Recent NACDL Champion Articles
On a Close Reid: Using the Reid Method to Suppress Confessions
In the latest editions of its interrogation manual, Reid and Associates adopted several positions that align with the views of its critics. In a nutshell, Reid and Associates directly or indirectly endorsed many measures that could help prevent false confessions. Defense attorneys seeking to suppress confessions can strengthen their arguments by noting when law enforcement officers ignore any of the recommendations in the Reid manual.
Police, False Confessions, and a Framework for Change in the US
The mere act of recording an interrogation does not prevent someone from confessing to a crime he did not commit. To truly protect against false confessions, it is necessary to transform police interrogation methods so that they keep up with science and best-known practices. This article presents a framework to reduce police-induced false confessions.
Attacking the False Confession: Advocacy in the State Forum
Wrongful convictions stemming from false confessions and a growing field of false confession research have paved the way for greater public understanding of factors that lead to false confessions. The authors explore the underlying causes of false confessions and the importance of state-level reform.