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Fifth Amendment: Miranda v. Arizona and Criminal Defense

This activity is based on the historical landmark Supreme Court case Miranda v. Arizona. In this activity participants will review a summary of the case and look at other significant cases dealing with the Miranda rights.

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These resources are for the classroom, the courtroom, and for independent study. After reading about Miranda, review the related Circuit Court decisions and complete the worksheet to identify common factors in the cases.

  1. Participants prepare presentations of the facts and case summary.
  2. Use critical thinking skills and share reflections on the discussion questions.
  3. Compare Circuit Court cases using the worksheet and answer key.