7 terrifying things ‘Making A Murderer’ illustrates about American justice
The Huffington Post - 01/19/2016
Daniel Medwed, a law professor at Northeastern University who has studied this phenomenon in depth, told HuffPost that police and prosecutors have been known to lock on to a theory and “neglect countervailing evidence” if they decide a certain individual must be guilty.
“Psychologists call this ‘confirmation bias,’” Medwed said. “After you develop a hypothesis, you see everything through that lens and interpret data in a way that confirms that view.”