Course Description

*This complete Online Course includes a PDF of the book, Interrogations and Disputed Confessions: A Manual for Forensic Psychological Practice, and the Final Exam. If you have access to the book and want to purchase the Final Exam only, click here.

Psychologists are often enlisted to present expert testimony for either the defense or prosecution whenever a confession is called into question. This material presents the causes and consequences of voluntary or police-induced false confessions. 

10 CE credits/hours, 100 questions 

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Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the causes and consequences of police-induced false confessions.
  • Summarize policy recommendations for police-induced false confessions.
  • Demonstrate a model for forensic psychological assessment and consultation.
  • Present legal issues for which psychological testimony may be relevant.
  • Explain how to conduct psychological assessments and prepare testimony.
  • Delineate how to address waiver of Miranda rights.
  • Describe how to address the voluntariness of a confession, and how to address the reliability of a confession.

Gregory DeClue, PhD, ABPP

Gregory DeClue, PhD, ABPP, is a licensed Florida Psychologist in independent practice in Sarasota, Florida, and is police psychologist for several law-enforcement agencies. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Psychology. Dr. DeClue has conducted over 1,000 criminal forensic psychological evaluations and over 1,000 evaluations of prospective or current law enforcement or corrections officers. He has written articles across a wide range of forensic psychological practice areas, including child custody, competency, malingering, sex-offender re-offense risk assessment, and confessions. He is 2004-2005 president of the Consortium of Police Psychologists (COPPS) and has presented workshops sponsored by COPPS, the American Psychological Association and American Academy of Forensic Psychology, the Missouri Prevention Institute, the Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association, the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors, the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Florida Mental Health Institute, and the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists.  Dr. DeClue may be contacted at, or through his website at: 

Course curriculum

  1. 1
    • Statement of Understanding (downloadable/printable)

  2. 2
    • PDF Book (downloadable/printable)

  3. 3
    • "Interrogations and Disputed Confessions" - Final Exam Questions (downloadable/printable)

    • Final Exam

  4. 4
    • Evaluation Questionnaire