Do Now: [a pre-Reading Activity] The Fifth Amendment to the U. S. Constitution



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In recent years, the Miranda decision has been criticized by some persons as protecting the rights of criminals and neglecting the rights of crime victims. Do you agree or disagree with this point of view? Why? ________________________________________________________________________

As a result of the Supreme Court ruling in Miranda v. Arizona (1966), a person accused of a crime is entitled to

  1. a speedy trial

  2. reasonable bail

  3. a reading of his or her rights at the time of arrest

  4. protection against cruel or unusual punishment


The Supreme Court decisions in Mapp v. Ohio, Gideon v. Wainright, and Miranda v. Arizona all expanded

  1. integration of public facilities

  2. rights of the accused

  3. presidential powers

  4. equality in the workplace


The Supreme Court decisions in Gideon v. Wainwright (1963) and Miranda v. Arizona (1966) have been criticized because these rulings

  1. expanded the rights of the accused

  2. granted more powers to federal judges

  3. lengthened prison sentences for the guilty

  4. reinstated the use of capital punishment

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