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.
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GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2018-56; GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-56
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