Saul Kassin is a Distinguished Professor of Psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York. Currently, he in in a phased retirement as Massachusetts Professor of Psychology from Williams College. He pioneered the scientific study of false confessions by creating a taxonomy of three types that is widely accepted and developing experimental paradigms that enable tests of why innocent people are targeted for interrogation and why they confess. He also researches “forensic confirmation biases” and the impact that confessions have on judges, juries, lay witnesses, and forensic examiners. He lectures frequently to judges, lawyers, psychologists, psychiatrists, criminal justice commissions, and law enforcement groups; has appeared as an analyst on ABC, CNN, NBC, CBS, and various syndicated news shows; and has served as a consultant and expert witness in federal, military, and state courts. Kassin appears in Ken Burns’ 2012 film, The Central Park Five . His work was cited by the . Supreme Court in Salinas v. Texas (2013).