Confession is an American old-time radio crime drama anthology series. It was a summer replacement for Dragnet. Confession
dramatized material from files of corrections departments from across the United States. Radio
historian John Dunning compared Confession to Dragnet, writing, "Confession had a texture and sound not unlike Dragnet; indeed, the Dragnet influence
was evident throughout." Although both programs featured crimes taken from real life, he added, "Dragnet began with the crime while Confession unfolded
in reverse order."