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  • Miranda's Sixth Amendment Right
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    Miranda vs. Arizona: This case had to do with an Ernest Miranda who raped a Patty McGee. After extracting a written confession from the rapist about the situation, Miranda's lawyer argued that it was not valid since the Phoenix Police Department failed to read Miranda his rights, also in violation of the Sixth Amendment which is the right to counsel. Some factors that helped support Miranda's arguments were that the suspect had requested and been denied an opportunity to consult with a lawyer; t...
  • Felony Charges The Suspect
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    Our Court At Work I decided to do an essay over the criminal courts from a slightly different point of view. Many people see the courts wheels in action on television when they read a verdict, and for many they watched the trial of the century on TV when O.J. Simpson was found not guilty; however, there are many things that happen most people still never hear about or just do not understand when they do. I decided to do the essay from the police officers point of view and follow it through the l...
  • Total Infringement On Escobedo's Sixth Amendment Rights
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    The case of Escobedo V. Illinois set the precedent for the sixth amendment, which is the right to a counsel. It guaranteed that if a person is arrested then they must be informed of their legal rights, which gives them the right to remain silent. When Danny Escobedo was arrested in connection for the shooting of one of his relatives he received an 18-hour interrogation and was later released for not making any self-incriminating statements. Another suspect was later arrested and told police that...
  • African American Suspects
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    Crime and the Media Criminology 330 Crime and the Media The public depends on the news media for its understanding of crime. Reportedly three quarters (76%) of the public say, they form their opinions about crime from what they see or read in the news (Dorfman & Schiraldi, 2001). After reviewing five hours of reality crime television shows, one is left with a very dismal look on society and a prejudice towards minorities as they are largely depicted as the perpetrators of crime. This new genre c...
  • Suspect Of Their Rights
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    Miranda vs. Arizona was a case that considered the rights of the defendants in criminal cases in regards to the power of the government. Individual rights did not change with the Miranda decision, however it created new constitutional guidelines for law enforcement, attorneys, and the courts. The guidelines ensure that the individual rights of the fifth, sixth and the fourteenth amendment are protected. This decision requires that unless a suspect in custody has been informed of his constitution...

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