Document Type

Article

Publication Year

2006

Journal Title

Valparaiso University Law Review

Abstract

Custodial interrogations and how they are conducted in light of Miranda and its progeny are an integral part of the American criminal justice process and a necessary tool for criminal law enforcement, not merely a source of catchy phrases for today's popular television shows, for a very simple reason: The warnings set the ground rules for custodial interrogations and ensure that the interrogator and suspect are on a level playing field. A review of the case law surrounding the Miranda decision reveals that Miranda is a case that has encapsulated the nation's beliefs and, while subject to the ebbs and flows that come with an elastic and accommodating form of government, remains a vital component of the American criminal justice system.

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