The Supreme Court revisits (and weakens) Miranda yet again: A critical examination of the 2009 term cases
During the 2009 term the US Supreme Court issued decisions in three cases that involved the interpretation and application of the Miranda warnings. In this article, we examine these decisions and argue that in these cases the Supreme Court erred in allowing the confession obtained by the police to be used as evidence. In a companion article written by our colleague, Professor Martin O'Connor, the opposite perspective is argued: the Supreme Court decision in both Shatzer and Powell is correct as both a matter of law and policy. These two articles are intended to be read together, to provide a 'point-counterpoint' discussion of these significant Supreme Court decisions.
Criminology and Criminal Justice
interrogation, Miranda, police, Supreme Court
Hemmens, Craig, and Valerie Bell. "The Supreme Court revisits (and weakens) Miranda yet again: a critical examination of the 2009 term cases." Criminal Justice Studies 25, no. 3 (2012): 219-227.
Criminal Justice Studies