Amanda Knox Pens Essay on Why Women Confess

In the article written for the website Broadly, Knox argues that gender roles can affect the outcome of interrogations leading innocent women to confess.
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There are hearing this morning from Amanda Knox. Said the American who served four years in that prison in Italy for the murder of British exchange student she was freed after it was found at her confession was coerced ad for a lack of DNA evidence and now she is supporting women. Involved in similar cases it. In SE a may Knox is examining how gender roles can affect the outcome of interrogations that Knox says. Disproportionately. Put in a city women behind bars on the website broadly Knox writes. We are raised under a different social incentive structure than men were attitudes of compliance in deference to authority are more encouraged. Max is alone 53 hour interrogation at the hands of Italian police. Leading to her conviction and imprisonment for the 2007 murder of Meredith searcher before later being exonerated by the Italian Supreme Court. Knox now fights with the innocence project to help others wrongfully convicted of serious crimes stain her experience it means she knows the dark side of the criminal justice system. All too well. The can be a very aggressive and intimidating. And even psychologically coercive process. In particular not says when daycare worker Melissa Kallis since he was interrogated by detectives after the 2009 murder of a sixteen month old boy. She stood little chance in the face of aggressive police techniques police say Kallis Hinske confessed that night to accidentally killing the boy he. But just hours later re canteen in the back of a patrol car. In an interview with people and Entertainment Weekly network Kelly since he says the confession was coerced. And they interrogated and you. It was horrible palace since he was found guilty in the toddler's murder a 2011 survey of fifty female convicts concluded. Stanley responsibilities and other social factors may make women feel under greater pressure to do the rates staying. After being charged. Police are trained to accuse suspects whom they believe committed a crime and to confront them. Oftentimes have made up or false evidence. Stocks is now calling not other researchers to examine the complex psychology of the interrogation room writing until then. Many more women will confess to crimes that they did not commit. Now Melissa callous it's give a woman that knocks highlights in her essay is having her case taken on by Kathleen downer that name sounds familiar it's because downers the lawyer representing. Murderers Steven Avery but Amanda Knox has been advocating that the innocence project she knows all too well what it's like to be in that. Interrogation room for her fifty hours have spent some time and his owner she is she's quite fierce.

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