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The Misguided Defenses of Miranda v. Arizona

10 Pages Posted: 22 Oct 2007  


The various explanations and justifications for the decision in Miranda v. Arizona are examined and founding wanting. A proposed solution to the problem of providing a coherent concept of compelled self-incrimination is offered.

Keywords: Miranda, coercion, compulsion, self-incrimination, incrimination, Warren court, constitutional criminal procedure, constitutional interpretation

JEL Classification: K14, K40

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Allen, Ronald J., The Misguided Defenses of Miranda v. Arizona. Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, Vol. 5, p. 205, 2007. Available at SSRN:

Ronald Jay Allen (Contact Author)

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