§4.35 Evidence of Similar Offenses in Sexual Assault and Child Molestation Cases
C. Mueller, L. Kirkpatrick, & L. Richter, Evidence §4.35 (6th ed. Wolters Kluwer 2018)
8 Pages Posted: 30 Oct 2018
Date Written: 2018
This article addresses the admissibility of evidence of prior similar offenses in sexual assault and child molestation cases under FRE 413 and 414. It discusses the purposes for which such evidence may be offered, the balancing required under FRE 403, and the roles of judge and jury.
Keywords: FRE 413, Federal Rule of Evidence 413, prior sexual offenses, character evidence
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