#37: Avoiding False Confessions with the PEACE Method


We know that the current system for police interrogation, the Reid Technique, can lead to false confessions. It’s been taught to hundreds of thousands of police officers for decades. But now there’s another way to question suspects: the PEACE method. Developed in the United Kingdom in response to terrible false confession cases there, it’s revolutionizing police questioning across the world. Will it work in the U.S. too?

Jonathan Davison works for FIS Solutions and is a Former Detective Constable in the UK and New Zealand. He says PEACE teaches police to push suspects for facts, not confessions.