State v. Williams: The Court of Criminal Appeals of Tennessee Incorrectly Allowed Rap Lyrics as Evidence to Prove the Character of the Accused

dc.contributor.authorKasamoto, Bryce
dc.date.accessioned2024-06-10T18:44:28Z
dc.date.available2024-06-10T18:44:28Z
dc.date.issued2024-04
dc.date.monthApril
dc.date.year2024
dc.description.abstractTo begin the determination of whether the Court of Criminal Appeals of Tennessee correctly allowed the rap video in State v. Williams as character evidence, this Note will first review the facts and holding of Williams. This Note will then generally review the development of the rap genre and the stigmas that followed it. This Note will then review cases that display the modern trend of courts limiting the admission of rap lyrics as character evidence to prove intent. Lastly, this Note will argue the Court of Criminal Appeals of Tennessee incorrectly allowed the rap video in State v. Williams as character evidence, and that courts should follow the “direct connection between lyrics and the crime in question” standard outline in Skinner.
dc.description.issue2
dc.description.pages467-490
dc.description.volume57
dc.identifier.urihttps://cdr.creighton.edu/handle/10504/153870
dc.publisherCreighton University School of Law
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, NE
dc.rights.holderCreighton University
dc.titleState v. Williams: The Court of Criminal Appeals of Tennessee Incorrectly Allowed Rap Lyrics as Evidence to Prove the Character of the Accused
dc.title.workCreighton Law Review
dc.typeJournal Article
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