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Criminal Procedure

Miranda Doctrine I

Miranda Doctrine I

Begin learning about the Miranda doctrine and the broad protections it offers during the investigations process, through a formal indictment, and at trial, with a particular focus on the doctrine's relationship to the Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination and the necessity for procedural safeguards before custodial interrogations.


The Fifth Amendment provides, among other things, that no one shall be compelled, in any criminal case, to be a witness against himself (or herself). U.S. Const. Amend. V. This right enables a person accused of a crime to refuse to testify on behalf of the prosecution during a criminal trial against him—but that’s not all. The Miranda decision has its genesis in the Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination. As Miranda made clear, this right also provides broad protections during...