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Those with learning or other disabilities need someone to back them up in the legal system to avoid injustices. Making a Murderer/Netflix

What Making a Murderer tells us about disability and disadvantage in criminal law

The most shocking moments of the true crime documentary Making a Murderer depict two police officers gently coaxing a softly spoken teenager to recount his role in a vicious crime. Warning: spoilers ahead.
In the Netflix series Making a Murderer, Brendan Dassey is subject to interrogation tactics known as the ‘Reid technique’. Netflix

Making a Murderer: why innocent people confess under interrogation

Innocent people do confess under interrogation to crimes they did not commit, even providing details about the crime. What leads them to falsely confess to very serious crimes?

Making A Murderer and the cult of factuality

As Netflix approaches two million subscribers in Australia, free-to-air TV execs have called on government to “ensure a level playing field for Australian media businesses”. The US-based streaming service…
How are people railroaded through the justice system? Early modern witch trials can provide a clue. Synthesis Films

Marginalised outsiders: why witch trials help us understand Making a Murderer

Marginalised outsiders, community conflict and a bad reputation – the prosecution of Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey has all the hallmarks of the early modern witchcraft persecution. Warning: spoilers ahead.

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