The Wrong Guys: Murder, False Confessions, and the Norfolk Four

Tom Wells & Richard A. Leo, The Wrong Guys: Murder, False Confessions, and the Norfolk Four (New Press 2008).

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Tom Wells

Independent; University of Kent - Canterbury Campus

Richard A. Leo

University of San Francisco - School of Law

Date Written: 2008

Abstract

In The Wrong Guys, the authors describe how four men were coerced into falsely confessing to the rape and murder of Michelle Bosko in 1997. Despite the fact that the forensic evidence pointed to a single attacker, police arrested Eric Wilson, Derek Tice, Danial Williams, and Joseph Dick, Jr. Following lengthy, coercive interrogation sessions, all four men confessed and were imprisoned. The authors explore how this miscarriage of justice occurred and offer compelling insights into the phenomenon of false confessions in the American criminal justice system.

The downloadable document includes the following excerpts: Forward by Donald S. Connery; Chapter 2: The Neighbor; Chapter 4: The Roommate; Chapter 6, Number Three; Chapter 8, Tice; and Chapter 13: Heavy Artillery.

Keywords: norfolk four, false confessions, wrongful conviction, criminal law, criminal procedure, criminal justice

Suggested Citation

Wells, Tom and Leo, Richard A., The Wrong Guys: Murder, False Confessions, and the Norfolk Four (2008). Tom Wells & Richard A. Leo, The Wrong Guys: Murder, False Confessions, and the Norfolk Four (New Press 2008).. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2236486

Tom Wells

Independent ( email )

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University of Kent - Canterbury Campus ( email )

Keynes College
Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NP
United Kingdom

Richard A. Leo (Contact Author)

University of San Francisco - School of Law ( email )

2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
United States

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