Why Is it So Hard for Police to Admit They’ve Messed Up?
Psychologists explore why it’s hard for law enforcement to admit their mistakes.
By Sue Russell; October 22, 2012 – Alternet
After honor student Stephanie Crowe was stabbed to death in her bedroom in Escondido, California in January 1998, police briefly questioned (and collected clothes from) Richard Tuite, a drug-addicted, mentally ill transient who had been spotted prowling nearby the previous evening and scaring the Crowes’ neighbors. But the first person to get the third degree by detectives was Stephanie’s 14-year-old brother Michael, who weathered 10 hours of
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