Module 9
Evidentiary Issues

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.