Supreme Court cases effect on police work
The Warren Court where Earl Warren served as Chief Justice was the Supreme Court of the United States between 1953 and 1969. The 1960s were a challenging time in the United States. America had a major concern of the Civil Rights movement that demanded and needed change. Police work and law enforcement was imbedded with individuals who took the law in their own hands based off their social and personal views. Innocent men and woman were arrested daily because of some police’s higher authority they thought they had. Supreme Court cases Miranda v. Arizona and Brown vs. Mississippi made substantial influence for the better in police work and procedure.
Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U.S. 436 (1966), was a landmark decision of the United States Supreme Court. The Court concluded that remittable responses made in reference to questioning of the accused criminal in police supervision or detention will be permissible at court proceeding on the condition that the prosecution can prove that the defendant was informed of the right to consult with an attorney before and during questioning and of the right against self-incrimination prior to questioning by police, and that the defendant not only understood these rights, but voluntarily waived them. This had a major impact on law enforcement in the United States, which is known as the Miranda rights. The statement of, ““You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have a right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you” is the regular routine police process to make certain that suspects were notified of their rights. When law enforcement reads the suspect their Miranda rights its purpose is to make sure the accused has full knowledge of their rights under the U.S. Constitution.
Brown v. Mississippi was a historic landmark case decided by the United States Supreme Court. This case was the precedent and deciding factor when ruling that a defendant’s confessions, when extorted by police officer will not be used as evidence because it goes against citizen’s due process rights. Due process is a constitutional right which assures citizens their entitlement to fair legal proceedings. You have the right and opportunity to be heard and protection from unjust unreasonable legal actions. Citizens have the right to life, liberty and property. The case Brown v. Mississippi started on March 30, 1934 when Raymond Stuart was murdered. The accused which were arrested…