Inclusionary-Approach Rule Law and Legal Definition

Inclusionary-approach rule is a legal principle admitting evidence of a prior crime or act. Under this rule, evidence is admitted in order to show a defendant’s criminal propensity as long as it is relevant to some disputed issue. Inclusionary-approach rule states that the probative value of evidence outweighs its prejudicial effect. [Hynes v. LaBoy, 887 F. Supp. 618 (S.D.N.Y. 1995)]