Judicial Behavior and the Miranda Doctrine: A Question-Level Analysis

Edelman, Gretchen (2017) Judicial Behavior and the Miranda Doctrine: A Question-Level Analysis. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of Charles E. Smith, Jr. from Political Science, University of Mississippi.

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The attitudinal model of the Supreme Court is now a well accepted and valid way to explain the voting behavior of justices, as judicial prefer- ences dictate the eventual voting that occurs in cases. While many studies have looked at overall judicial ideologies through a variety of different mea- sures, this paper is the first that looks at judicial ideology and determines preferences within a single doctrine through a question level analysis us- ing ideal point estimation. To explore this measure of ideology inside a single-issue area I use the Miranda doctrine and its progeny cases to score judicial votes on each question that the court addressed regarding Miranda. A long with determining these ideological scores and accompanying analy- sis, this thesis contains a complete history of the progeny cases. The results here indicate that judicial preferences can be scored within an issue area or single-doctrine as well as across issue areas as in the past, and opens up fur- ther avenues of research in separate issue areas a long with the revelations made about Miranda and the court already presented.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators: Edelman, Gretchen
Student's Degree Program(s): B.A. in Political Science and Economics
Thesis Advisor: Charles E. Smith, Jr.
Thesis Advisor's Department: Political Science
Institution: University of Mississippi
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Depositing User: Gretchen Edelman
Date Deposited: 11 May 2017 15:06
Last Modified: 11 May 2017 15:06
URI: http://thesis.honors.olemiss.edu/id/eprint/793

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