Miranda V. Arizona Case Study

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“Miranda v. Arizona” is a case that was presented in the high court in the United States of America. The case addresses four distinct cases that may be considered identical. Each of the four cases involved defendants who were interrogated by the police officers, prosecuting attorney or detectives where they were forced to give information about various crimes committed as they were identified as the suspects. Miranda, who was a Mexican immigrant, was identified by a Phoenix woman as one of the perpetrators who kidnapped and raped her. This resulted to an arrest that was followed by a police interrogation that was carried out for two hours (Vander, & Kamisar, 2013). From the interrogation, Miranda accepted to have committed the crime and the police took both written and audio evidence from the suspect’s confession. The other three individuals that were presented in the case included Vignera, Westover and Stewart who were exposed to similar experiences as to that of Miranda. Each of the four individuals was engaged in a private interrogation by the police, where each of the suspects admitted to have committed the crimes. That may have been a result of police intimidation that made the suspects to admit to false allegations. …show more content…

The police, therefore, violated the Fifth Constitutional Amendment that is a right against self-incrimination. Moreover, the suspects were not allowed the right to be represented by a counsel or lawyer as bestowed upon by the Sixth Amendment. The case is important in that it resulted to a change for law enforcement in America. Prior to the time the ruling was made, police and other individuals did not inform the defendants of their constitutional rights, where they questioned them privately, therefore, violating their

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