A History of Miranda and Why It Remains Vital Today Academic Article uri icon


  • Custodial interrogations and how they are conducted in light of Miranda and its progeny are an integral part of the American criminal justice process and a necessary tool for criminal law enforcement, not merely a source of catchy phrases for today's popular television shows, for a very simple reason: The warnings set the ground rules for custodial interrogations and ensure that the interrogator and suspect are on a level playing field. A review of the case law surrounding the Miranda decision reveals that Miranda is a case that has encapsulated the nation's beliefs and, while subject to the ebbs and flows that come with an elastic and accommodating form of government, remains a vital component of the American criminal justice system.

author list (cited authors)

  • Howard, R., & Rich, L. A.

publication date

  • January 1, 2006 11:11 AM