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Why might a teen falsely confess? 06:53

In the US, teens are integrated just like adults. For many reasons teens falsely confess because cops can lie to teens, even to intellectually impaired teens. Teens are more susceptible to social influence. The police make the person feel as if denials are pointless, and confession is the only option. The police will try to be the suspect’s friend and will claim to show some leniency if confessing-- which persuades them even more to falsely confess.

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