In 1963 Ernesto Miranda was arrested for kidnapping, rape and armed robbery. Ultimately, he gave police a confession but only because he didn’t know he had the option not to talk to them… or to get an attorney. Miranda’s path through the justice system set a precedent for informing those arrested of their rights. And now the Miranda Warning is something so engrained in us Crime Junkies we could probably recite it on our sleep.
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Episode Source Material
- AZ Central: Miranda and the Right To Remain Silent – The Phoenix Story, by Ron Dungan.
- United States Courts: Facts and Case Summary – Miranda v. Arizona.
- United States Courts: Miranda v. Arizona Podcast.
- Justia: Miranda v. Arizona 384 U.S. 436 (1966). By David S. Kemp and Chris Skelton (contributors).
- Miranda: The Story of America’s Right To Remain Silent, by Gary L. Stuart.
- Arizona State Archives: Arrest record for Ernesto Miranda, March 14, 1963.
- Arizona State Archives: Statement of Facts on Conviction in State of Arizona v. Ernesto Arturo Miranda, October 18, 1971.
- All search results featuring Ernesto Miranda found here.
- Police1 by Lexipol: The Story of Ernesto Miranda. No author. Published March 20, 2017.
- Constitution of the United States: 5th Amendment
- Constitution of the United States: 6th Amendment
- Constitution of the United States: The Miranda Warning
- History.com: Miranda Rights, by History.com editors.
- American Heritage Magazine, Vol. 57, Issue 4: “You Have The Right To Remain Silent,” By Michael S. Lief and H. Mitchell Caldwell.