Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw & Ethics · 1 decade ago

What was the reason for the Miranda V Arizona Desicion????

What was the reason for the Miranda V Arizona Desicion????

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Escobedo v. Illinois, 378 U.S. 478 (1964), a case which closely foreshadowed Miranda, provided for the presence of counsel during police interrogation. This reformist impulse extended to a concern over police interrogation practices, which were considered by many to be barbaric and unjust. Coercive interrogation tactics were known in period slang as the "third degree."

    In 1963, Ernesto Miranda (born in Mesa, Arizona in 1941, and living in Phoenix, Arizona) was arrested for robbery, kidnapping and rape. He was interrogated by police and confessed. At trial, prosecutors offered only his confession as evidence. Miranda was convicted of rape and kidnapping and sentenced to 20 to 30 years imprisonment on each charge, the sentences to run concurrently. Miranda's lawyer, Alvin Moore, appealed to the Arizona Supreme Court which affirmed the trial court's decision. In affirming, the Arizona Supreme Court emphasized heavily the fact that Miranda did not specifically request counsel.

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