Inquiries on CPAC - The Arar Inquiry – June 8, 2005 (Part 3 of 5)
The Commission of Inquiry into the Actions of Canadian Officials in Relation to Maher Arar
Witness: Richard Ofshe
Commission Counsel Paul J. J. Cavalluzzo conducts examination of Richard Ofshe (Professor, Department of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley), who provides contextual evidence on interrogation and false confession. He offers detailed analysis of the relationship between interrogation and confession, the role of torture, the modes of interrogation to which Mr. Arar was subjected, and the likelihood of false confession resulting from those methods.