It is critically important for police investigators to have a strong working knowledge and understanding of the Fifth and Sixth Amendments, Article 12 of the Massachusetts Declaration of Right and the common law doctrine of “humane practice.”  In this training, students will review case law from the United States Supreme Court, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, and Massachusetts Appeals Court.  By the end of this training, students will be confident in obtaining a confession or statement from a defendant that will survive a motion to suppress.  Students will also receive a booklet of case law to include sample Miranda Waivers for adults and juveniles as well as a sample Waiver of Prompt Presentment.


Topics covered:
  • 5th Amendment – Privilege Against Self Incrimination
  • 6th Amendment – Right to Counsel
  • Article 12 – Due Process, Right Against Self-incrimination, Right to a Jury Trial
  • Humane Practice
  • Miranda – Pre & Post Arraignment/Indictment
  • Obtaining a Valid Waiver
  • Public Safety Exception to Miranda
  • Mandatory Recording
  • Translation Requirements
  • Rosario-6 Hour Rule
  • Juvenile Miranda
  • Attorney Notifications