…false memories of committing crime with police contact can be surprisingly easy to generate, and can have all the same kinds of complex details as real memories,” says psychological scientist and lead researcher Julia Shaw of the University of Bedfordshire in the UK.
“All participants need to generate a richly detailed false memory is 3 hours in a friendly interview environment, where the interviewer introduces a few wrong details and uses poor memory-retrieval techniques.” –Science Daily

Fiction Writing Prompt: Write a story in which the police convince an innocent person that he or she committed a crime.

Journaling Prompt: Write about a time when someone manipulated you into believing something that wasn’t true.

Art Prompt: False memories

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience the story of an innocent person sentenced to death row who has  now been exonerated.

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