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The Decision in <i>Miranda v. Arizona</i>

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/9780199730902.003.003

Series: American Psychology-Law Society Series

 						The Decision in Miranda v. Arizona

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This chapter describes the crime and the subsequent police interrogation and trial, all of which led to the 1966 Supreme Court decision ruling that criminal defendants had the right to counsel or to remain silent when facing a possible interrogation. The disagreements between justices which led to a number of dissenting opinions are analyzed.

Keywords: Ernesto Miranda; in-custody; interrogation; Miranda v. Arizona; Warren Court

Chapter.  9117 words. 

Subjects: Criminal and Forensic Psychology

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