Adults’ Miranda Comprehension

A Standard for Juveniles’ Competence
  • Thomas Grisso
Part of the Perspectives in Law & Psychology book series (PILP, volume 3)


The results of the study in the foregoing chapter indicated that juveniles at any given age varied considerably in the extent of their understanding of Miranda warnings, commensurate with a wide range of intellectual abilities at any specific age. In general, however, mean comprehension scores increased at each successive age level from 10 and 11 to about 14, beyond which a plateau in mean comprehension scores extended through age 16. These results indicated the need for a similar study of adults’ comprehension of Miranda warnings in order to determine whether this plateau signified the attainment of a level of comprehension generally associated with an adult level of understanding.


Adult Sample Adult Level Comprehension Score Adult Offender Miranda Warning 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Grisso
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  1. 1.St. Louis UniversitySt. LouisUSA

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