The first time a professional was contacted about the Esar Met case by me was 2014, after the trial. A form was filled out and sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The response from them included

"ACLU complaint intake / information request - automated response

Thank you for submitting your complaint / information request to the American Civil Liberties Union of Utah. We have printed your complaint / information request out and will review it. This process could take two to six weeks. We will notify you if we determine we are able to assist you....

If you do not hear from us it is either because your complaint does not fit within our guidelines or is beyond the scope of our limited resources....

Since then, a lot of other experts have been contacted, none of them have agreed to help, some of them suggested contacting somebody else.

Most did not respond.

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There are a lot of false confession experts in the U.S., but generally they only work for lawyers, apparently they do not want to encourage people to review cases privately without going through official channels.

Here is a popular list of false confession experts.

https://web.williams.edu/Psychology/Faculty/Kassin/trialconsulting/conexperts.htm 

This page will list the experts on this popular list along with their response to somebody privately asking for their help in researching the validity of a confession.

In most cases the people below are sent an email asking how much they would charge to review a confession and give an opinion.

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Iris Blandon-Gitlin California State University at Fullerton, CA, USA (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

No response yet.

 

Hayley Cleary Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23284 (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Polite response saying she is too busy but recommends Mark Costanzo who, coincidentally, is next on the list.

 

Mark A. Costanzo Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, CA (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Polite response saying he only works for lawyers.

 

Brian Cutler University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Ontario, Canada (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Polite response saying he only works for lawyers.

 

Deborah Davis University of Nevada, Reno, NV 89557 (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

No response yet.

Wrong email address on Mr Kassin's site, email bounced

 

Gisli Gudjonsson Kings College London, London WC2R 2LS, England, UK (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

No response yet.

 

Alan Hirsch Williams College, Williamstown, MA 01267 (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Detailed initial response asking for more info. Provided an opinion on the confession, see page 'Alan Hirsch', and agreed to provide further opinion when the trial transcript is available.

 

Matthew B. Johnson John Jay College of Criminal Justice, NY, USA (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

No response yet.

 

Richard Leo University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, CA 94117. (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Very polite response saying he only works for lawyers. Helpfully provided this list of experts.

 

Stephanie Madon Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011 (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

 

Lindsay C. Malloy University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Ontario, Canada (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

 

Christian A. Meissner Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011 (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

 

Timothy E. Moore Glendon College of York University, Toronto, Ontario Canada M4N 3M6 (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

 

Allison D. Redlich George Mason University (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

 

Daniel Reisberg Reed College, Portland, OR 97202 (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

 

Melissa Russano Roger Williams University, RI, USA (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

 

Kyle C. Scherr Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI 48859 (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

 

James Trainum Criminal Case Review & Consulting, D.C., USA (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

 

Lawrence T. White Beloit College,Beloit, WI 53511 (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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False confessions in the news

https://reason.com/2021/08/16/states-are-finally-starting-to-rein-in-deceptive-police-interrogation-techniques-that-lead-to-false-confessions/