Everyone has heard or seen the Miranda Rights on television and/or in movies. In fact, most people could probably recite what they are without reading the actual U.S. Supreme Court case or reviewing a criminal law textbook. However, there are a number of factors at play that determine when the Miranda rights must be given to a suspect. Does an officer have to Mirandize you if he walks up on the street and says, How are you today? When do constitutional provisions kick in ?
How would you explain the Miranda warnings and their significance to a friend of yours not in the criminal justice field? At a minimum, aIDress the following questions:
What does the Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution mean when it states that a person shall not be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself ?
When must a police officer read an accused their Miranda warnings ?
If a police officer violates a defendant’s Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination, what happens to the criminal case against that defendant?
THIS ASSIGNMENT IS COMPLETED ABOVE; YOUR NEXT ASSIGNMENT IS TO:
Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts.
Focus your responses on the elements of the Miranda warning, and question whether the warning is still necessary?
EACH STUDENT FEEDBACK MUST BE 200 WORDS EACH (TOTAL OF 2 STUDENTS FEEDBACKS).
ANY OUTSIDE SOURCES MUST BE PROPERLY CITED IN APA FORM Remember; do not merely agree with your classmates without aIDitional information. A substantive response advances the discussion in a meaningful way; merely agreeing with your classmates is not a substantive response.