§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)

GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2018-60

GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-60

8 Pages Posted: 30 Oct 2018

See all articles by Christopher B. Mueller

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 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

Suggested Citation

Mueller, Christopher B. and Kirkpatrick, Laird C. and Richter, Liesa, §4.35 Evidence of Similar Offenses in Sexual Assault and Child Molestation Cases (2018). C. Mueller, L. Kirkpatrick, & L. Richter, Evidence §4.35 (6th ed. Wolters Kluwer 2018); GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2018-60; GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-60. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3275028

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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