The Yale Law Journal

Barrett J. Anderson


Recognizing Character: A New Perspective on Character Evidence

Barrett J. Anderson

121 Yale L.J. 1912 (2012).

Courts have historically regulated the use of character in trials because of its
potential to prejudice juries. In order to regulate this type of proof, courts must be able to
recognize what is and is not character evidence, but past attempts to define character in the law
of …