Zip Code:
  
Provider Type:
Provider:
        Listings:
          SHOW

          False Confessions

          January 09, 2007

          Would you ever confess to a crime you didn’t commit? What if the authorities, police you thought you could trust, said that you committed a crime and that they had evidence to prove it? Would you begin to doubt yourself, even though you knew you didn’t do it? Dr. Phil explores the psychology of false confessions.

           

           

          Guilt by Accusation
          Jon, 24, found himself behind bars after a young man was shot dead at a local pizza parlor. Why did he confess to a crime he didn’t commit? What role did the police play in his confession?  


          Learn how the truth finally came out.

            



          Crossing the Line?
          Experts say some confess for fame, others confess to escape torturous interrogations. No one knows the art of getting confessions better than a 29-year veteran New York City Homicide Detective.

           

          Should police have to play by the rules in an interrogation?

           



          Fighting for Freedom
          Marty Tankleff was just 17 when he was convicted of murdering his parents ” all based on what he says was a police-coerced false confession.  

           

           

          “There’s no way I could have hurt my parents. I loved them.”

           



          Evidence Emerges

          Possible new evidence has emerged in Marty’s case. Dr. Phil talks to the detective who interrogated Marty, and a young man who purports to know who really did it.

           

           

          “‘Dad, tell me the truth. Did you really do this?'”
           

          Be on the Show

          Need Dr. Phil’s Help?

          Share your story for a chance to be on the show!

          SPECIAL THANKS

          Tell Us Your Story

          Be on the Show! Text “PHIL” to 88500
          Be on the Show

          Toxic Relative?

          Do you have a relative who you are completely at odds with because of their toxic behavior? Desperate for Dr. Phil’s help?

          Be on the Show

          I’m Living a Nightmare!

          Is your story so extreme that it’s unbelievable? Do you feel your problems have no end?

          Be on the Show

          Explosive Family Drama?

          Does everyone in your family have strong personalities and refuse to back down?

          Help & Resources

          Find Treatment Centers and Therapists!

          Check out the mental health treatment programs that have assisted Dr. Phil guests.

          Feeding America

          Learn how you can help feed a child this summer.

          Be on the Show

          Have a Story Dr. Phil Won’t Believe?

          Want to appear on Dr. Phil? Text PHIL to 88500

          Simple Share Buttons
          Simple Share Buttons