Nemeth 1980 Trials

Title Information

Author: Charles P. Nemeth

Title: Character Evidence in Rape Trials in Nineteenth-Century New York

Subtitle: Chastity and the Admissibility of Specific Acts

Journal: Women's Rights Law Reporter

Volume: 6

Issue: 3

Year: Spring 1980

Pages: 214-225

ISSN: 0085-8269 – Find a Library: WordCat | eISSN: 1942-6755 – Find a Library: WordCat

Language: English

Keywords: 19th Century | U.S. History | Prosecution: Trials

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Author: Charles P. Nemeth, Department of Professional Studies, California University of Pennsylvania


  I. Introduction (p. 214)
  II. Character Evidence: Some General Concepts (p. 215)
  III. Case Analysis in New York: 1838-1876 (p. 218)
    A. Early Cases: Statement of the Traditional Law (p. 218)
    B. Later Cases: The Law in Transition (p. 220)
    C. Woods (p. 221)
  IV. Aftermath: Woods and Beyond (p. 222)
  V. Conclusion (p. 224)

Added: October 25, 2000 – Last updated: March 15, 2014