Handcuffing the Cops: Miranda's Harmful Effects on Law Enforcement

Policy Reports | Crime

No. 218
Saturday, August 01, 1998
by Paul G. Cassell

About the Author

Paul Cassell is a Professor of Law at the University of Utah College of Law. Before assuming his current position, Professor Cassell served as a federal prosecutor for three years and as an Associate Deputy Attorney General in the U.S. Department of Justice for two years. He also served as a law clerk to Chief Justice Warren E. Burger on the U.S. Supreme Court and to then-Judge Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. He has testified often before congressional committees and published widely on issues pertaining to criminal justice. His most recent publications include "Miranda's Social Costs: An Empirical Reassessment" in the Northwestern University Law Review and "Police Interrogation in the 1990s: An Empirical Study of the Effects of Miranda" in the UCLA Law Review. His articles on Miranda have also appeared in the Wall Street Journal, National Review and the Legal Times. Professor Cassell is actively involved in the crime victims' rights movement, and served as counsel for 89 victims of the Oklahoma City bombing in their efforts to obtain the right to observe court proceedings. He is a graduate of Stanford Law School, where he served as President of the Stanford Law Review.

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