Historic Deception Bill Passes Illinois Legislature

 
 

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Historic Deception Bill Passes Illinois Legislature

May 30, 2021 | by Innocence Project

Illinois has passed legislation that specifically prohibits law enforcement officers from making false claims while interrogating youth. Using deception in such situations is shown to increase the likelihood of false confessions, and youth are at least twice as likely as adults to falsely confess. Rebecca Brown of the Innocence Project, which has worked extensively on this issue, called the legislation “a breakthrough in safeguarding against the wrongful convictions of young people.” Read more about this legislation—the first of its kind for any US state—here