Crimes, children, sexual assault, hearsay exception
Child abuse is a public health problem affecting millions of children across the United States. Many states have adopted hearsay exceptions to prevent child victims of abuse from being forced to testify in front of their abusers. However, not all states provide these protections, and the exceptions vary widely from state to state. Because many states draft their rules of evidence to accord with the Federal Rules of Evidence, Congress should enact a hearsay exception on the federal level to promote uniformity and to ensure child victims of abuse are protected from further traumatization, regardless of what state they live in.
Rowe, M. (2022). Babe in the Woods: Why the Federal Rules of Evidence should Adopt a new Hearsay Exception to Protect Children. Arkansas Law Notes. Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/arlnlaw/11