2004 Case of Missouri V. Seibert That Essay

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2004 case of Missouri v. Seibert that was appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court to generate a new rule prohibiting a specific practice often used by, and taught to police officers. That technique involved a two-tiered interrogation strategy expressly designed and intended to circumvent the Fifth Amendment constitutional protections guaranteed by the Miranda rule. The way the strategy worked was that police would deliberately delay reading Miranda warnings to question suspects for the purpose of acquiring information about their culpable conduct. Afterwards, they would Mirandize the same subject and then re-open the discussion, referencing that information. The suspects invariably made admissions of guilt after being Mirandized because they knew they had already provided the information and were unaware of the legal distinction of statements "inside" and "outside" of Miranda warnings.

The first admission is absolutely inadmissible. At the time it was made, the suspect was already participating in a custodial interrogation by police because she was clearly not free to leave their company. Nothing revealed by the suspect before being Mirandized is admissible at trial because it is precluded by the exclusionary…

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Hoover, L. "The Supreme Court Brings an End to the "End Run" Around

Miranda." FBI

Law Enforcement Bulletin, Vol. 74, No. 6 (June, 2005): 26 -- 32.


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