Both prior and subsequent to the Supreme Court decision in Miranda v. Arizona, the author sent questionnaires to police and prosecutors throughout the country soliciting information concerning their interrogation practices, the factors prompting these practices, and their attitudes toward recent trends in the law of interrogation. In this article the author analyzes the findings of this survey and concludes that judicial adoption of specific rules to govern police procedures is not likely to promote the creation of a rational system of criminal justice. For this reason, he suggests that there be a realignment of roles in which ultimate responsibility for policies, now assumed to be "police business," is shifted to the city government, the prosecutor, and the legislature.
Cyril D. Robinson,
Police and Prosecutor Practices and Attitudes Relating to Interrogation as Revealed by Pre- and Post-Miranda Questionnaires: A Construct of Police Capacity to Comply,
1968 Duke Law Journal
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