Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1990

Abstract

When I graduated from high school in 1961, the "old world" of criminal procedure still existed, albeit in its waning days; when I graduated from law school in 1968, circa the time most of today's first-year law students were arriving on the scene, the "new world" had fully dislodged the old. Indeed, the force of the new world's revolutionary impetus already had crested. Some of the change that the criminal procedure revolution effected was for the better, but much of it, at least as some of us see it, was decidedly for the worse. My students, however, cannot make the comparison; to them the old world has no flesh, and the new world is all they know. For those to whom a world without Miranda is as antiquarian as a world without satellites or video cassette recorders, the question of whether we made wrong choices, or of whether we should re-embrace some of what we so precipitously and often casually discarded, does not call for serious analysis.'


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