Miranda abilities in individuals with intellectual disability

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dc.contributor Conners, Frances A.
dc.contributor Almond, Bradley
dc.contributor.advisor Salekin, Karen L.
dc.contributor.author Erickson, Sydnee
dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-14T18:11:55Z
dc.date.available 2018-12-14T18:11:55Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0003093
dc.identifier.other Erickson_alatus_0004M_13563
dc.identifier.uri http://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/5225
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract In 1966, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) recognized a possibility that the process of arrest, as well as subsequent custodial interrogation, rendered individuals at risk for a violation of their 5th Amendment right to silence and their 6th Amendment right to counsel (Miranda v. Arizona, 1966). In their landmark decision, the SCOTUS mandated that, at the time of arrest, all citizens must be informed of their rights; now referred to as Miranda rights. However, hearing one’s Miranda rights and understanding these rights are two very separate concepts. Individuals with intellectual disabilities have several characteristics that put them at risk for waiving their rights without understanding the associated consequences. The aim of the current study was to determine Miranda abilities related to recall, vocabulary comprehension, and acquiescent tendencies in a sample in individuals with intellectual disability. An additional aim was to determine as the utility of predicting these Miranda abilities using intellectual composites. Participants completed an intellectual assessment, as well as tasks and measures related to their Miranda abilities. Participants demonstrated poor recall of Miranda rights; however, their recall ability improved significantly immediately after exposure to Miranda rights. Verbal abilities most strongly predicted performance on Miranda recall and vocabulary measures. Intellectual abilities were not predictive of acquiescent tendencies.
dc.format.extent 68 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Clinical psychology
dc.subject.other Disability studies
dc.title Miranda abilities in individuals with intellectual disability
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. Department of Psychology
etdms.degree.discipline Psychology
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level master's
etdms.degree.name M.A.


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