Character evidence is evidence that invites the trier of fact to make an inference that the person is of a certain "type", thus inferring that the person acted consistently with that type of character. Character evidence can often become prejudicial to the accused and so must be taken with care.
The general exclusionary rule for character evidence is on the basis that character evidence is not probative of anything.
- Character of Accused
- Character of Non-Accused Persons
- Similar Fact Evidence
- Alternative Suspect Evidence
- Complainant's Sexual History