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The Miranda Rules and Interrogation in the United States.


In 1966, the United States’ Supreme Court ruled on the now famous case, Miranda v Arizona and forever changed the way police interrogate criminal suspects. In that case, and in other subsequent cases, the Court created and imposed on police in the U.S. a number of rules that govern the admissibility of confessions based on their original holding in Miranda. However, over the course of time, the Court has also seen fit to modify its ruling in Miranda, create a number of exceptions to the original ruling as well as define for the police what interrogation is. Our conversation will focus on the original Miranda ruling, the definition of interrogation as provided by the Supreme Court, and a number of the exceptions to the Miranda requirements.


Michael A. Cretacci is Chair of the Criminal Justice Department and Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at the State University of New York (SUNY) College at Buffalo. His research interests include criminological theory, criminal procedure, police attitudes towards their work, and the impact of religiosity on deviance. He has published two books: Is there any relation between religious participation and criminal delinquency? A test of social control theory and Supreme Court case briefs in criminal procedure and several articles.
Since 2004. Michael has been invited back to China for several teaching assignments that have resulted in opportunities to help Chinese students and faculty attain their educational and development goals.