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The Miranda Ruling: Its Past, Present, and Future

Lawrence S. Wrightsman and Mary L. Pitman


In 1966 the Supreme Court ruled that law-enforcement officers were required to inform criminal defendants about their rights to remain silent or have an attorney present during their interrogation. In the 40 years since the inception of the “Miranda rule,” its anticipated effect has not been realized. The purposes of this book are to examine the reasons why the goal of the authors of the Miranda ruling has not been met and to identify procedures that move the criminal justice system closer to this goal. Separate chapters deal with four causes: the limitations and compromises in the original de ... More

Keywords: confessions, defendants’ rights, fifth amendment rights, Miranda rights, Miranda v. Arizona, Miranda warnings, police interrogation, right to remain silent, sixth amendment rights, supreme court

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199730902
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730902.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lawrence S. Wrightsman, author

Mary L. Pitman, author