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What Led Up to the <i>Miranda</i> Decision?

Lawrence S. Wrightsman and Mary L. Pitman

in The Miranda Ruling

Published in print April 2010 | ISBN: 9780199730902
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199776986 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730902.003.002

Series: American Psychology-Law Society Series

 						What Led Up to the Miranda Decision?

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The chapter summarizes the nature of interrogations prior to the Miranda v. Arizona decision in 1966, as well as those Supreme Court decisions that preceded it. Special emphasis is given to Warren Court decisions on defendants’ rights, including the Gideon and Escobedo cases that foretold the decision in Miranda.

Keywords: english jurisprudence; inquisition; voluntariness of a confession; Wickersham Commission; Gideon v. Wainwright

Chapter.  8490 words. 

Subjects: Criminal and Forensic Psychology

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