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Valparaiso University Law Review




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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