Cordell Hull Speaker's Forum

Posted: Tue, 01/20/2009 - 17:05

Dr. Saul Kassin will address students at the Cordell Hull Speaker’s Forum scheduled Thursday, January 29 at 11:00 AM in the Moot Court Room. He is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. Although on leave of absence, Dr. Kassin is also Massachusetts Professor of Psychology at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

He is the author of several books and research articles and has co-authored or edited various scholarly books, including: Confessions in the Courtroom, The Psychology of Evidence and Trial Procedure, The American Jury on Trial: Psychological Perspectives, and Developmental Social Psychology.

In 2007, Dr. Kassin received a Presidential Citation Award from APA (The American Psychology-Law Society) for his work on false confessions. He lectures frequently, has appeared as an analyst on ABC, CNN, and NBC and has served as a consultant and expert witness in federal, military, and state courts.

The topic of Dr. Kassin’s presentation will be: Inside Interrogation: Why Innocent People Confess. Lunch will be provided immediately following the forum presentation in the Great Room. All are invited to attend.