EDITABLE AUTHOR ORIGINAL
Evidence: Propensity Character Evidence (Rule 404)
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Colin Miller
Colin Miller
2018  
Law
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Evidence: Propensity Character Evidence (Rule 404)

About the Book

This chapter on Propensity Character Evidence under Rule 404 of the Federal Rules of Evidence, is part of a continuing series of chapters written by the author exploring topics in evidence. The chapter is intended for law students and faculty to use in their Evidence course.

 

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Author(s)

Professor Miller teaches Evidence, Criminal Procedure, Criminal Law, and Civil Procedure. He is the creator and Blog Editor of EvidenceProf Blog (http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/), a member of the Law Professor Blogs Network. He is the Editor of Illinois Criminal Procedure and drafted a 100 page report comparing the Federal Rules of Evidence to Illinois evidentiary principles, which was used in the creation of the first Illinois Rules of Evidence.

Professor Miller received his B.A. degree with distinction from the University of Virginia and his J.D. (Order of the Coif) from the William & Mary Law School.

Table Of Contents
  • Introduction - Evidence: Propensity Character Evidence
    • About the Author
    • Notices
    • About CALI eLangdell Press
  • Chapter One - Propensity Character Evidence
    • 1.1 - A Definition of Propensity Character Evidence
    • 1.2 - Common Law Origins of the Propensity Character Evidence Proscription
      • 1.2.1 - England
      • 1.2.2 - United States
    • 1.3 - Federal Rules of Evidence
      • 1.3.1 - Federal Rule of Evidence 404(a)(1)
      • 1.3.2 - Federal Rule of Evidence 404(a)(2) – The Mercy Rule
      • 1.3.3 - Federal Rule of Evidence 405(b) – Character “In Issue”
    • 1.4 - Character Evidence Motions

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