Law of Police Interrogation
George C. Thomas III
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - School of Law-Newark
Richard A. Leo
University of San Francisco - School of Law
Jay Albanese, ed., ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CRIMINOLOGY & CRIMINAL JUSTICE (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013 Forthcoming)
Univ. of San Francisco Law Research Paper
This essay traces the history of the law of police interrogation in the United States, emphasizing that this body of law is largely a product of United States Supreme Court cases interpreting the United States Constitution. The essay reviews the three sections of the Constitution that regulate interrogation practices: the Fifth Amendment, the Due Process Clause of the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments, and the Sixth Amendment. The essay also explores the Court’s major interrogation-related decisions under each of these constitutional provisions.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 16
Keywords: police interrogation, constitutional law, criminal procedure, Fifth Amendment, Sixth Amendment, Fourteenth AmendmentAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: July 12, 2012
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