Influences of Case Law

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Running head: INFLUENCES OF CASE LAW ON POLICING 1 Influences of Case Law on Policing Jennifer Wilkins CJS/210 January 14, 2011 Jim Weidig
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INFLUENCES OF CASE LAW ON POLICING 2 Influences of Case Law on Policing This assignment is tough for me because I believe that all the cases mentioned in this chapter have an influence on how policing is done today. Cases have helped to improve or uphold what the police officers have done in the line of duty. I know of course one of the biggest cases that we think of is the Miranda vs. Arizona case. In this case the Supreme Court ruled that confessions are by their nature inherently coercive and that custodial interrogation makes any statements obtained from defendants compelled and thus not voluntary (Wadsworth,278). The courts believed that interrogations could potentially violate persons Fifth Amendment rights. I believe this can be used by police to make their jobs more efficient. It helps protect them from letting a criminal get away with a crime because their
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