2. The Confession Tapes, currently streaming
Netflix has produced a string of successful true crime documentaries like Making a Murderer and The Keepers, and their latest is The Confession Tapes. Unlike those other two shows, this one does not follow a single crime for the entire season. Rather, it tells six different stories of cases where police obtained false confessions. In this way, the show is like a natural continuation of the narrative presented in Making a Murderer, a true crime documentary that suggests that its main subject is not guilty of a crime he was convicted for and that features an apparently false confession.
This Netflix documentary attempts to answer the question, “Why would someone confess to a crime they did not commit?” It features interviews with the convicts themselves, as well as video footage from the interrogations. It makes the argument that investigators can coerce anyone into giving a false confession; it’s just a matter of