Intimate Partner Sexual Abuse
Adjudicating This Hidden Dimension of Domestic Violence Cases
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Module IX: Evidentiary Issues

Table of Contents: Evidentiary Issues
(24 Pages)

Learning Objectives:

This module will enable a judge to:

  • Apply the rules of evidence in intimate partner sexual abuse cases.
  • Apply the rape shield law in cases where the parties have a history of consensual sex.
  • Determine the admissibility of prior bad acts.
  • Determine when to admit expert witness testimony related to intimate partner sexual abuse including recantation, delayed report, failure to appear and unemotional affect during testimony.

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