Running head: MIRANDA V. ARIZONA
Miranda v. Arizona
MIRANDA V. ARIZONA
Miranda v. Arizona is one of the landmark cases that helped in shaping up some of the civil
rights that are still applicable to date. The court held that before any suspect is being detained, he
or she must be made aware of their constitutional rights which include the right to have an attorney
and also not to self-incriminate. This case is very important since it resulted in the Miranda
warnings which are used to date in any judicial procedure.
Summary of the Case
In this case, Miranda was the petitioner while Arizona was the respondent. The case took
place in 1966 and it is one of the landmark cases of in the United States Supreme Court. in 1963,
March 13th Miranda was arrested by police officers on the accusation of rape and kidnapping a
woman who was eighteen year of age. When in custody he was interrogated by the police and in
a period of roughly two hours he signed a confession admitting to having committed the crimes.
The problem came in because he had not been informed any of his rights (Rogers et al, 2007).
During his arrest, the police office...