Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2009-01-23

Courtroom psychology specialist Saul Kassin will address students at Samford University's Cumberland School of Law Thursday, Jan. 29, at 11 a.m. in the moot courtroom of Robinson law building.

Dr. Kassin, distinguished professor of psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York City, will speak on the topic, "Inside Interrogation: Why Innocent People Confess."

He is the author or co-author of Confessions in the Courtroom, The Psychology of Evidence and Trial Procedure, The American Jury on Trial: Psychological Perspectives, and In the Jury Box: Controversies in the Courtroom. 

Kassin's visit is sponsored by Cumberland's Cordell Hull Speakers Forum.

The public is invited free of charge.

About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.