Does remaining silent during an interrogation actually invoke one’s right to remain silent? In a landmark case, two police officers interrogated a criminal suspect, Van Chester Thompkins, who refused to acknowledge whether or not he invoked his Miranda rights during his interrogation by staying completely silent. What techniques did the police officers utilize in their interrogation, and how did their methods hold up in court?
Join American Military University for this live webcast that will explore the Berghuis v. Thompkins case on Miranda warnings and the resulting legal ramifications that unfolded.
Examining the Berghuis v. Thompkins case on the right to remain silent
Wednesday, September 8, 2010 – 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET
In this comprehensive case study that touches upon legal analysis and criminal justice, our speakers will address:
- Miranda warnings
- How Berghuis v. Thompkins developed
- Police interrogation techniques
- The case’s effect on police interrogations and the legal system
Attend this special LIVE webcast event for more information on better understanding your Miranda rights.
– By J. Mason