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Analysis of the Circuit Courts' Decisions - Miranda v. Arizona

Consider and compare the decisions in U.S. v. Kim; U.S. v. Luna-Encinas; U.S. v. Romaszko; and U.S. v. Thompson.

Questions

1. What factors have many of the courts looked at in determining whether a person is in police custody for purposes of giving a Miranda warning?

2. Are these factors the only ones that should be considered?

    If not, what other factors should a court consider?

3. Should a court take into account factors or characteristics specific to a particular suspect? Why or why not?