Nathan Burney, a criminal lawyer who also writes and draws The Illustrated Guide to Law, recently posted a series called "Convict Yourself," an illustrated guide to the history of confessions and Miranda rights.
The whole thing is great. It begins in the earliest reaches of English common law and the very idea of "individual rights" and runs right through the evolution of the English common law courts, the transformation of these rights into assumed and "self-evident" rights, American jurisprudence on self-incrimination, and all the way through Miranda rights today, none of which is as simple as you'd think, but all of which is very fascinating as presented by Burney. Worth the read.
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