2011 FEDERAL SENTENCING GUIDELINES MANUAL
CHAPTER FIVE - DETERMINING THE SENTENCE
PART H - SPECIFIC OFFENDER CHARACTERISTICS
§5H1.8. Criminal History (Policy Statement)
A defendant's criminal history is relevant in determining the applicable criminal history category. See Chapter Four (Criminal History and Criminal Livelihood). For grounds of departure based on the defendant's criminal history, see §4A1.3 (Departures Based on Inadequacy of Criminal History Category).
Historical Note: Effective November 1, 1987. Amended effective October 27, 2003 (see Appendix C, amendment 651).