For a suspect’s statements to be admissible in court, he or she must meet certain criteria. As you have learned from the Miranda case, in that instance, the Court rejected voluntariness of statements as the sole test for admissibility. Although voluntariness is still required, it is now assumed if three questions can be answered in the affirmative. First, it must be shown that the Miranda warning was given. Second, if it was given, it will be necessary to determine whether there was a waiver. Finally, if there was a waiver, there must be evidence that the waiver was intelligent and voluntary. There are certainly other circumstances when confessions may be admissible when made before Miranda warning is given, which makes this area of law very intricate and fact-based.
You will use the Miranda and Admissibility Statements media as the foundation for your assignment.
Miranda v. Arizona changed the rules on admissibility from voluntariness to the three-questions test. For this assignment, prepare a three-page paper citing a minimum of two academically verified references.
In your paper:
Be sure to review the Miranda and Admissibility of Statements Scoring Guide to ensure you understand the criteria for this assignment.
Your paper should meet the following requirements:
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