The majority of culturally deaf individuals who become suspects in a criminal investigation are persons who have limited understanding of legal terminology and procedures. Despite legal safeguards such as the Miranda Warnings and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Mirandizing these individuals continues to present unique challenges to law enforcement due to the diverse educational and communication abilities of the deaf population. This discussion will focus on legally established civil rights of signing deaf suspects in relation to the administration of the Miranda Warnings and other legal proceedings.
Miller, K. R., & Vernon, M. (2019). An Overview of the Legal Rights of Culturally Deaf Criminal Suspects. JADARA, 34(2). Retrieved from https://nsuworks.nova.edu/jadara/vol34/iss2/5