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NCJ Number: 77646 Find in a Library
Title: Adversaries - Pre-Miranda Interrogation
Corporate Author: Michigan Media
United States of America
Date Published: 1967
Sponsoring Agency: Institute of Continuing Legal Education
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Michigan Media
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Roscoe Pound-American Trial Lawyers Foundation
Washington, DC 20007
Format: Film
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Part of a series of training demonstrations by practicing trial lawyers and law enforcement officers in a criminal prosecution, this film demonstrates a common method of police interrogation in use before the 1966 Supreme Court ruling in Miranda vs. Arizona.
Abstract: Following his recognition by the police, based on a broadcast description of a robbery suspect, the 23-year-old suspect is taken into police custody. The film emphasizes particular aspects of the pre-Miranda interrogation, including police use of sarcastic and hostile language, bullying techniques, and attempts to impress on the suspect that he has no rights. The film shows the suspect agreeing to give a statement to the police, the booking procedure, and the suspect's return to the county jail. For other films in the series, see NCJ 77644-45 and NCJ 77647-59.
Index Term(s): Audiovisual aids; Coercive persuasion of offenders; Michigan; Miranda rights; Rights of the accused; Suspect interrogation
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