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2012-12-05 12:23:28

LUTZ, Fla., Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PAR, Inc. has announced the release of the Standardized Assessment of Miranda Abilities (SAMA). The SAMA is designed to help forensic psychologists evaluate a defendant's understanding of his or her Miranda rights. Since the watershed decision of Miranda v. Arizona in 1966, the Supreme Court has continued to define what is legally required for Miranda warnings and waivers. Today, Miranda warnings are required to address five issues: the right to...

2011-08-05 22:39:11

Confusion about Constitutional rights can lead to self-incrimination, psychologist reports Movies and TV shows often depict crime with a police officer handcuffing a suspect and warning him that he has the right to remain silent. While those warnings may appear clear-cut, almost 1 million criminal cases may be compromised each year in the United States because suspects don't understand their constitutional rights, according to research presented at the 119th Annual Convention of the American...