Police use a number of techniques designed to get suspects to confess or to contradict themselves or other evidence. Are these techniques also capable of getting innocent suspects to confess or give incorrect statements?

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    If you don't specify which technique and effect, we can never prove that they don't work. – Sklivvz Jan 3 '15 at 2:15
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    I would not call it "work" if they produced false confessions. Techniques used on terror suspects by the CIA "worked" in that regard (they were useless, because they produced false information indistinguishable from correct information), even the Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA torture acknowledged this (we are still waiting for the CIA to acknowledge this, too). It also works with normal suspects and police. If you keep the suspect under constant interrogation for days, after a certain point he will babble whatever you tell him to... – Alexander Jan 6 '15 at 11:34

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