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The Miranda RulingIts Past, Present, and Future$
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Lawrence S. Wrightsman and Mary L. Pitman

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199730902

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730902.001.0001

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What Led Up to the Miranda Decision?

What Led Up to the Miranda Decision?

(p.23) 2 What Led Up to the Miranda Decision?
The Miranda Ruling

Lawrence S. Wrightsman

Mary L. Pitman

Oxford University Press

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

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