Textbook image

Evidence: Rape Shield Rule

Author: Colin Miller
Subject: Law
Source: Open Textbook Library
Publisher: CALI's eLangdell® Press
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike Image


The Rape Shield Rule/ contained in Federal Rule of Evidence 412 and state counterparts is a Rule preventing the admission of evidence concerning the sexual predisposition and behavior of an alleged victim of sexual misconduct/ subject to certain exceptions. Through a series of cases and hypotheticals drawn from actual cases/ this chapter gives readers a roadmap for how to address any Rape Shield Rule issue in practice. Faculty materials also available: In addition to the free/ open learning materials for students listed above/ this eLangdell chapter includes a teacher's manual. Faculty and staff at CALI member schools can access these materials by logging in to eLangdell with a cali.org username and password. Contact CALI if you have questions.

Items related to the subject Law