Anyone who has seen a TV crime drama is well-acquainted with the Miranda warning that officers are supposed to read to criminal suspects. Miranda rights are firmly part of the Fifth and Sixth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. However, do you know why they were created?
The rights were established in the 1966 Supreme Court case Miranda v. Arizona after the arrest of Ernesto Miranda, who was accused of stealing $8 from an Arizona bank employee. After a two-hour police interrogation, Miranda not only confessed to the theft, but also kidnapping and rape.