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US Supreme Court Revisits Miranda in a Trilogy of Cases and Clarifies Some of its Principles but Does not Weaken Miranda's Core Values

NCJ Number
Criminal Justice Studies Volume: 25 Issue: 3 Dated: September 2012 Pages: 229-238
Martin L. O'Connor
Date Published
September 2012
10 pages
This article discusses U.S. Supreme Court criminal procedure case, Miranda v. Arizona.
The U.S. Supreme Court has recently decided three cases outlining the contours of one of its most famous criminal procedure cases, Miranda v. Arizona. Although the recent decisions are important, none of the cases undermines the basic principles of the Miranda decision. Government officials must continue to provide Miranda warnings to those persons who are in custodial interrogation. The warnings must convey the principles set forth in Miranda and waiver of rights must occur for statements to be admissible in court. In these new cases, the Court has followed precedent and in two of the cases there were a significant number of justices supporting the majority opinion. Abstract published by arrangement with Taylor and Francis.