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.
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GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2018-60; GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-60
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