Miranda v. Arizona: An Individual's Rights When under Arrest

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The US Supreme Court is the head of the judicial branch of the federal government. It is the highest court in the land, with thousands of cases appealed to it every year. One of those history-making cases was Miranda v. Arizona, which addressed a person's constitutional rights when accused of a crime. Readers will follow this case from beginning to end, including the social and political climates that led up to it and the effects it had after the court made its ruling. Major players and key events are discussed, including Ernesto Miranda and his arrest, confession, trials, and appeals, as well as the Miranda Warning and its current effectiveness. Compelling chapters and informative sidebars also cover James Madison and the Constitution and Bill of Rights, the particulars of the Fifth, Sixth, and Fourteenth amendments, the ACLU, and related court cases including the Scottsboro Boys case, Johnson v. Zerbst, Betts v. Brady, Gideon v. Wainwright, and others. Miranda v. Arizona forever influenced laws on crime and law enforcement procedures. This landmark Supreme Court case changed the course of US history and shaped the country we live in.

Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 9
BISACS JNF030000, JNF043000
Genre Nonfiction
Subject History, Social Studies
Copyright 2013
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint Essential Library
Language English
Number of Pages 160
Season 2012-08-01
ISBN 9781614801658
Title Format Anywhere eBooks
Dewey 345.73
Graphics Full-color illustrations, 1-color illustrations
Dimensions 6 x 9
Lexile 1160
Accelerated Reader® Quiz NOT AR
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Author: Sue Vander Hook