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Sarah Green

on 19 April 2010

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Transcript of Self-incrimination

Self-incrimination The 5th Amendment Self-incrimination Miranda v. Arizona (1966) the act of accusing of a crime for which a person can then
be prosecuted can occur either directly
or indirectly protects witnesses from being forced
to incriminate themselves "plead the fifth": refusal to answer a question because the response could form self-incriminating evidence MIranda v. Arizona case ruled that the 5th amendment against self-incrimination requires laws enforcement officials to advise a suspect interrogated in custody of his rights to remain silent and to obtain an attorney Supreme Court decided that it may be asserted during civil, administrative, and legislative proceedings as well. Applies to nearly every phase of legal [roceedings Laid down strict rules for the protection of suspects from questioning by the police. Ernesto Miranda was arrested and convicted for the rape-kidnapping of an 18 year old woman. Ernesto was not told of his rights, and his right to an attorney during questioning Miranda was convicted then appealed. The Supreme Court reversed the decision in a 5-4 vote. The court ruled that the 5th amendment protection requires that Ernesto should have been told of his rights before questioning. The Court then set guidelines, which are known as the Miranda Rules. tarlton.law.utexas.edu/clark/miranda.html lshs.leesummit.k12.mo.us/.../index.html
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