The Miranda Decision and Its Impact on the Criminal Justice System
Grades: 6 - 12

Video Description: Law professor Frank Bowman shares two important ramifications of the Miranda decision and their impact on governmental action as well as private action.

Type of Video: Segment*
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Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Do your students feel that it is necessary to treat each person, bad or good, with dignity?
  • Are students able to explain the “exclusionary rule?”
  • Which Amendments give suspects the right to not incriminate themselves and the right to counsel?


To learn more about Miranda Decision, check out the full program this segment is edited from: Constitution Day: The Miranda Decision 1.

*Segment videos are short excerpts edited from interviews or interactive programs that offer flexible and differentiated ways to use the rich content included in the full-length conversation.

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