Attack the Accused

Overview of the trial technique to attack the accused:
attack the accused
-planning

-awareness of/ exploitation of victim vulnerabilities

-lack of remorse

-failure to support victim after event

-change in attitude toward victim (before complaint)

{-DC: “wouldn’t you stop talking to (be mad at) her when she falsely accused
you?”}

-seek out “similar crimes” for adult (MRE 413), child (MRE 414) cases;

— if admitted, proof of any crime charged;

— presumptive admissibility                                                                                                                                 –discover other misconduct, esp. sexual assault or harassment