§4.15 Prior Wrongs to Prove Specific Points

C. Mueller, L. Kirkpatrick, & L. Richter, Evidence §4.15 (6th ed. Wolters Kluwer 2018)

GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2018-56

GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-56

10 Pages Posted: 30 Oct 2018

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Christopher B. Mueller

University of Colorado Law School

Laird C. Kirkpatrick

George Washington University - Law School

Liesa Richter

University of Oklahoma - College of Law

Date Written: 2018

Abstract

This article addresses the admissibility of prior bad acts or wrongs to prove specific points such as intent, knowledge, plan, or absence of mistake. It analyzes FRE 404(b) and its limits and the standard of proof required.

Keywords: FRE 404(b), Federal Rule of Evidence 404(b), prior bad acts, prior wrongs, reverse FRE 404(b), inextricably intertwined, character evidence

Suggested Citation

Mueller, Christopher B. and Kirkpatrick, Laird C. and Richter, Liesa, §4.15 Prior Wrongs to Prove Specific Points (2018). C. Mueller, L. Kirkpatrick, & L. Richter, Evidence §4.15 (6th ed. Wolters Kluwer 2018); GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2018-56; GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-56. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3275023

Christopher B. Mueller

University of Colorado Law School ( email )

401 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309
United States

Laird C. Kirkpatrick (Contact Author)

George Washington University - Law School ( email )

2000 H Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20052
United States

Liesa Richter

University of Oklahoma - College of Law ( email )

300 Timberdell Road
Norman, OK 73019
United States

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