The Reality Check #131: False Confessions + Heaven is for Real Review + Did Vikings Really Wear Horns?

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Elan goes back to the courtroom to argue that confessions aren’t as reliable as most people think. Xander reviews the New York Times best seller “Heaven is for Real”, a book that supposedly depicts a real view of heaven via a young child’s near death experience. Darren answers the question: “Did Vikings really wear horns on their helmets?”

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False Confessions

False Confessions Paper by Saul Kassin
New York Magazine Article about Frank Sterling
Innocence Project article about Riley Fox case

Forensic Magazine – Study Examines Why Innocent Suspects May Confess to a Crime

 
 
Did Vikings Really Wear Horns
 
Straight Dope

08. April 2011 by Pat
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