Dancing Around Miranda: The Effects of Legal Reform on Homicide Detectives in the US and the UK

Fiona Brookman, Sophie Pike, Edward Maguire

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    43 Wedi eu Llwytho i Lawr (Pure)

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    Drawing upon qualitative data gathered during fieldwork at homicide units in the USA and UK, this paper explores how detectives in both settings have responded to legal reforms intended to protect suspects’ rights. Our analyses reveal that homicide detectives in the USA routinely engage in procedures intended to circumvent these rights, typically to enhance the likelihood of eliciting a confession. We explore in particular the tactics adopted by detectives in the USA to circumvent suspects’ Miranda rights immediately prior to and during the interrogation of homicide suspects. We discuss how and why detectives in the USA and UK, two nations with ‘adversarial’ legal systems, appear to have responded differently to legal reforms designed to enhance suspects’ rights during interviews and interrogations (Miranda, 1966 and the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984).
    Iaith wreiddiolSaesneg
    Tudalennau (o-i)725
    Nifer y tudalennau47
    CyfnodolynCriminal Law Bulletin
    Cyfrol55
    Rhif cyhoeddi5
    StatwsCyhoeddwyd - 31 Gorff 2019

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