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Miranda's waning protections : police interrogation practices after Dickerson
White, Welsh S., 1940-
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Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [2001]

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viii, 230 pages ; 24 cm
Introduction -- The third degree -- The evolution of modern police interrogation practices -- The due process voluntariness test -- Miranda and its immediate aftermath -- Miranda's subsequent history -- How modern interrogators have adapted to Miranda -- Dickerson -- Miranda's limitations -- The third degree redux -- Police-induced false confessions: the scope of the problem -- Examples of police-induced false confessions -- Providing adequate fact-finding in interrogation cases -- Regulating interrogation practices in the twenty-first century -- Conclusion.
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Now available in paper, Welsh S. White's insightful examination of the effect of the Supreme Court's recent upholding of one of its most famous rulings

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In 1996 Miranda v. Arizona abandoned the traditional voluntariness test for judging the admissibility of confessions following police interrogations and ruled that the accused has a right to remain silent and to have a lawyer present at interrogation, and that police must warn all suspects of these rights before questioning. The "Miranda Rule," the most controversial of all the Court's rulings on criminal procedure, has been under constant attack since it was handed down. Although its scope has been cut back somewhat over time, in 2000, in United States v. Dickerson, the Supreme Court upheld its core features. White (law, Univ. of Pittsburgh) examines the history of police interrogation before Miranda, the constitutional arguments for and against it, and assesses its impact. The book offers a wonderful blend of history and constitutional and empirical analysis to answer the questions: Does Miranda sufficiently protect the rights of the accused, undermine police effectiveness, or is it more symbolic than substantive? White examines the impact of Miranda after the 2000 ruling and charts future issues facing the Court and the police. Straightforward and well written, this should become the definitive study of this important Court-imposed limitation on the police. This fine book is accessible to and valuable for upper-division undergraduates, practitioners, and the interested public. M. M. Feeley University of California, Berkeley