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Confessions, Interrogations, and Three Constitutional Amendments

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Why do you suppose confessions and interrogations are protected by three constitutional amendments? Include a brief description how each amendment protects individuals undergoing interrogations and making confessions.

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This solution explains the need for confessions and interrogations to be protected by three constitutional amendments (the Fifth, Sixth, and Fourteenth Amendments) and provides a brief description of how exactly each amendment protects individuals who are undergoing this judicial process.

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One of the most important aspects of any criminal case is how the confession was attained through interrogation. Law enforcement officers must ensure they follow agency policy and procedures that are formulated through those rights established by the U.S. Constitution. Failure to do so can result in a violation of rights and cause the court to throw a charge out based on inadmissible evidence. Below, we will discuss why confessions and interrogations are protected by three constitutional ...

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