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Detective Story Discussion Questions

Sidney Kingsley
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Kingsley wrote Detective Story in support of laws protecting the rights of the accused in the American legal system. Learn more about the rights of the accused in the United States, from the moment of arrest through the process of trial by jury. Search for information on such topics as the Fifth Amendment, the Fourteenth Amendment, due process, and the Supreme Court rulings of Escobedo v. Illinois (1964) and Miranda v. Arizona (1966). Write an essay in which you first explain current laws protecting the rights of the accused. Discuss your own views on these laws. To what extent do you agree or disagree with them? Why? Provide examples to help explain your point of view on these issues.

One of Kingsley's primary concerns in writing Detective Story was the issue of police brutality and police corruption. Do some research to find articles about police brutality and/or...

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