The Miranda Debate: Law, Justice, and Policing
Richard A. Leo and George C. Thomas III, eds., The Miranda Debate: Law, Justice, and Policing (Northeastern Univ. Press 1998)
81 Pages Posted: 18 Mar 2013 Last revised: 28 Mar 2013
Date Written: 1998
This book collects in one volume the most important and incisive writings about the U.S. Supreme Court decision, Miranda v. Arizona. The contributors explore the historical, policy, ethical, empirical and political issues raised by Miranda. Part One furnishes an overview of the Miranda case and discusses some of the themes and issues explored in the book, including: (1) whether Miranda is a legitimate reading of the U.S. Constitution; (2) whether Miranda works to relieve pressure on suspects in the interrogation room, and (3) whether it is appropriate to give guilty suspects “a right to remain silent.” Part Two presents the ethical and policy dimensions of the debate. Part Three provides a close analysis of how Miranda actually works (or doesn’t work) in the station house, including the debate about what the empirical evidence shows. Part Four seeks insight into the future of Miranda, asking whether the decision will survive attacks on its legitimacy and whether there are better ways to police the police.
The downloadable document includes the following excerpts from the book: Introduction; Section I Overview: Overview of the Miranda Debate; Chapter 1: Miranda: The Crime, the Man, and the Law of Confessions; Section II Overview: The Ethical and Policy Debate Regarding Miranda; Section III Overview: Miranda's Impact on the Station House: Participant Observations and Empirical Studies; Chapter 15: The Impact of Miranda Revisited; Section IV Overview: The Future of Miranda: Dilemmas and Prospects for Change; and Chapter 24: The Twenty-First Century: A World Without Miranda
Keywords: Miranda v. Arizona, criminal law, criminal procedure, constitutional law, police interrogation, Fifth Amendment
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