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Why are confessions and interrogations protected by three constitutional amendments?

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The Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution states:
"No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation."

The Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution states in pertinent part:
"...No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of ...

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The Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution is given in the solution. The solution gives three constitutional amendments that prove why confessions and interrogations are protected.

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1. Define the four basic components of the Fifth Amendment.
2. Discuss the constitutional rights associated with confession law, and provide an overview of relevant cases.
3. Analyze the relevance of the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Fourteenth Amendments in relation to identification and witnesses. What would be a relevant case law and how these have impacted criminal investigation procedures and policies.

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