The Importance Of Interrogating A Suspect Before He Or She Is Arrested

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The Police have many different ways of interrogating a suspect before he or she is arrested. Some individuals feel very intimidated when being questioned by law enforcement about a crime( Mcgraw, Hill 2011). As a Chief Investigator in the criminal division of the Hardeman County Sheriff Department, it is very important that every person knows what the Fifth Amendment simply means. The Fifth Amendment states “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided for you. Do you understand the rights I have just read to you? With these rights in mind, do you wish to speak to me?” (Melvin, 2011). A case that changed the world was Miranda v. Arizona 384 U.S. 436 (1966). Ernest Miranda was a suspect in a violent knifepoint rape of a young eighteen year old girl. Ernest was also accused of robbery and kidnapping in the same case. Two Officers located suspect Ernest Miranda and took him to the police department. The officers being to question him about the crime that he was a suspect in. They never read him his Fifth Amendment constitutional right to an attorney, the right to remain silent or whatever statement that he gave could be used against him (Melvin, 2011).
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