If you think only guilty people confess to crimes, think again.

“So many people don’t understand why people falsely confess; how easy it is to get frightened children, vulnerable people, people with disabilities to confess to crimes they didn’t commit,” says Laura Nirider, co-director of the Center on Wrongful Convictions.

Continuing, she says, “People assume far too often (that) once you get a confession – even if it doesn’t make sense – you must be guilty.”

But what could possibly motivate an innocent person to confess to a crime they didn’t commit? Watch the video above to hear more about false confessions and which groups are the most vulnerable to police pressure.

This episode of Dr. Phil, “Anatomy of A ‘False Confession,’” airs Monday. Check your local listing for airtimes.

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