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Inadmissible Evidence: Definition & Law

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Admissible evidence _____.

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1. A prosecutor may introduce a defendant's prior bad acts, or previous criminal history, only if _____.

2. Prejudicial evidence _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Find out how much you know about inadmissible evidence in law with this quiz/worksheet combo. Quiz topics include a definition of admissible evidence and the reason a prosecutor might introduce a defendant's prior criminal history.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be covering these topics on the quiz:

  • Prejudicial evidence
  • Hearsay
  • The way(s) evidence can become inadmissible

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - make sure you can correctly define admissible evidence and hearsay
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about prejudicial evidence and the way(s) evidence can be deemed inadmissible
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the reason a prosecutor might decide to introduce a defendant's previous bad acts

Additional Learning

For further study on evidence in a court of law, try the accompanying lesson named Inadmissible Evidence: Definition & Law. You'll be going over the following points listed below:

  • Role of the Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
  • Expert witnesses
  • Protection from the Fourth Amendment
  • Probable cause
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