2011 FEDERAL SENTENCING GUIDELINES MANUAL
CHAPTER FIVE - DETERMINING THE SENTENCE
PART H - SPECIFIC OFFENDER CHARACTERISTICS
§5H1.12. Lack of Guidance as a Youth and Similar Circumstances (Policy Statement)
Lack of guidance as a youth and similar circumstances indicating a disadvantaged upbringing are not relevant grounds in determining whether a departure is warranted.
Historical Note: Effective November 1, 1992 (see Appendix C, amendment 466). Amended effective November 1, 2004 (see Appendix C, amendment 674).