Police Reactions to the <i>Miranda</i> Requirements

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:

Series: American Psychology-Law Society Series

 						Police Reactions to the Miranda Requirements

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When the Miranda decision was announced, police feared it would inhibit their effectiveness in gaining the cooperation of suspects. This fear has not been borne out; 80 % of suspects waive their Miranda rights, and police have an extensive repertoire of ploys to cause suspects to confess. These include flattery and ingratiation, veiled threats, and deception.

Keywords: coercion; false confessions; invocation of rights; police interrogation tactics; police interrogation training; waiver of rights

Chapter.  6389 words. 

Subjects: Criminal and Forensic Psychology

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