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Professor of Public Policy, HKS; Henry Lee Shattuck Professor of Government, FAS


The article discusses presentence boundaries in relation to the application of the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution's privilege against compelled self-incrimination at sentencing proceedings in the aftermath of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in the case Mitchell v. U.S. The constitutional rights of criminal defendants in America are addressed, along with an examination of U.S. federal case law following the court's decision in the Mitchell case.


Peterson, Paul E. "A Decade Redrawn: Presentence Boundaries of the Priviledge Against Compelled Self-Incrimination since Mitchell v. U.S." Federal Sentencing Reporter 25.1 (October 2012).