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Jeff Kukucka
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Jeff Kukucka is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Towson University. Originally from Maryland, he earned his PhD in Psychology and Law from the CUNY Graduate Center in 2014. His research explores how social and cognitive biases impede criminal investigations and contribute to wrongful convictions. You can follow him on Twitter at @JeffKukucka.

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Lights, Camera, Justice: The Value of Recording Police Interrogations

(2) Comments | Posted May 28, 2014 | 11:43 AM

The 2012 documentary The Central Park Five recounts the wrongful conviction of five teenage boys in the 1989 rape and assault of a female jogger in New York City. They were convicted solely on the basis of their videotaped confessions, which -- though detailed and compelling...

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Forensic Confirmation Bias: When the Evidence Doesn't Speak for Itself

(8) Comments | Posted April 29, 2013 | 12:26 PM

As a growing number of wrongful convictions in the U.S. judicial system are brought to light, psychologists are exploring what caused these miscarriages of justice and how they can be prevented. Over the years, for example, researchers have identified some of the reasons why eyewitnesses make mistakes and why suspects...

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