Evidence: Rape Shield Rule

Associate Professor of Law
University of South Carolina School of Law

Cover for Rape ShieldThe 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. 

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Published 2012

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