Rights of the Accused provides an overview of the constitutional protections given to the accused, illustrated with information about important Supreme Court cases such as the 1966 Miranda decision and other more modern findings.
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Author Andrea Campbell
The Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and Eighth Amendments, in particular, protect individual's rights when they are subject to a criminal investigation and trial. These are important concepts that all of us should know about and help to maintain. It also discusses the issue of whether it is more important to safeguard individual rights or society's right to security.
To ensure a degree of fairness, the rights of the accused must be protected. Without the safeguarding of these rights, the enormous power and resources of the government would dwarf those of the accused individual.