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Miranda Warning

Miranda warning is a type of notification given by police to criminal suspects in the United States. The notification is a constitutional requirement advising the detainee of their right to silence.

This page contains various resources pertaining to the Miranda warning - videos and publications. 

In the following video, James Publishing (a legal publishing company), provides an overview of Miranda warnings. This video answers:

  • What are the Miranda warning?
  • When does Miranda apply?
  • How do you invoke your right to remain silent?
  • When should you assert your rights?
  • What happens if the police fail to administer Miranda warning?

In this video, the TV program Homicide captures the team of homicide detectives sharing their perspective on the Miranda warning. It provides important insight into the rights of all suspects and the disconnect between those rights and the desire of law enforcement to secure information necessary to solve crimes. 

An ASL translation of the segment is provided. It provides insight into how certain rights might be discussed in ASL. 


Alameda County District Attorney Office. (2013). Miranda waivers. Point of View, 41(1), 1-14.

DeClue, G. (2007). Oral Miranda warning: A checklist and a model presentation. The Journal of Psychiatry & Law, 35(Winter 2007), 421-441.

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