ERIC Number: EJ900361
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
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An Evaluation of "Miranda" Rights and Interrogation in Autism Spectrum Disorders
Salseda, Lindsay M.; Dixon, Dennis R.; Fass, Tracy; Miora, Deborah; Leark, Robert A.
Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, v5 n1 p79-85 Jan-Mar 2011
The primary deficits present in autism spectrum disorders (ASD) may lead to increased susceptibility to involvement in the criminal justice system. The same deficits may also cause individuals with ASD to be more vulnerable to interrogation techniques and other aspects of the legal system. Due to the increased level of vulnerability as well as impairments in social cognition, individuals with ASD may have difficulty understanding their legal rights, more specifically their "Miranda" rights. This review explores "Miranda" comprehension in general and how the specific deficits found in ASD may impact "Miranda" comprehension.
Descriptors: Autism, Social Cognition, Justice, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Evaluation, Constitutional Law, Civil Rights
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