Propensity Evidence in Continental Legal Systems, 70 Chicago-Kent Law Review 55 (1994)
Anyone expecting to find elaborate doctrines in continental European evidence law regarding information about a person's character, predilections, or incidents from past life, is bound to be disappointed. Most problems that engage common law lawyers in connection with the employment of this information-subsumed in what follows under the general label of "propensity evidence"-seem to have received only scant attention by continental courts and commentators. Statutory provisions on the subject are few and far between.
Date of Authorship for this Version
Damaska, Mirjan R., "Propensity Evidence in Continental Legal Systems" (1994). Faculty Scholarship Series. Paper 1579.