Essay about Analysis Of The Maltese Falcon By Dashiell Hammett

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The United States of America’s First Ten Amendments is known as the Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights guarantees certain freedom to individuals residing in the United States of America. This right includes, freedom of speech, religion, press, the right to a speedy trial by jury, and right to privacy. Some of these rights are still guaranteed even if one is accused of a crime. According to the United States of America’s criminal law, one who is accused of a crime is still considered innocent unless proven guilty in a criminal court of law. This means even those who are considered a suspect in a crime cannot be detained in a jail until they are convicted. These rights are guaranteed in the Fourth and Fifth Amendment of the United States of America. The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett is a novel that can be used in a government class to teach students about the Fourth and Fifth Amendment.
The Fifth Amendment is a provision that relates to the criminal law. It guarantees the due process law to everyone and the right not to be forced to answer questions from the authority so one do not discriminate oneself (Sales 197). This means the authorities cannot use force on a suspect in order for the suspect to confess to a crime when there is no substantial evidence against the suspect.
Examples of how the Fifth Amendment applies to a real life scenario when there is a crime committed can be seen in the novel, The Maltese Falcon. Spade used his right under the Fifth Amendment in…

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