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Rule 404(c): Rationale, Requirements, and Range

Total Credits: 1.5 including 0.0 Ethics CLE, 1.5 CLE

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Jonathan P Holbrook
1 Hour 29 Minutes
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This presentation will review the origin and reasons behind Rule 404(c), explore what types of evidence are admissible under this rule (and why), and compare and contrast Rule 404(c) with other rules of evidence that may apply to similar conduct. This program covers the fundamentals that all prosecutors need to know about Rule 404(c), but also reviews significant developments in the case law that have shaped how the rule is applied in practice.


This project was supported by Subgrant No. 2020-WF-AX-005 awarded by the state administering office for the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice's STOP Formula Grant Program. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the state or the U.S. Department of Justice.



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Prosecutor Educator

UNC Chapel Hill, School of Government

Jonathan Holbrook joined the School of Government in 2017 as the School’s first-ever Prosecutor Educator. Jonathan previously worked as a prosecutor for nearly ten years, both in state court with the Wake County District Attorney’s Office and in federal court with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina. Jonathan earned his B.A. from Northwestern University, and his J.D. with Honors from UNC Chapel Hill School of Law. Jonathan writes and updates legal entries for NC PRO, the new online criminal procedure resource for prosecutors, as well as the NC Criminal Law Blog, and he provides assistance, consultation, and training to prosecutors on a wide variety of issues.



Fields of Expertise

Criminal Law and Procedure
Prosecutor Training