Annual Report 2005

U. S. Sentencing Commission
2005 Annual Report


Table of Contents

U.S. Sentencing Commission - Year In Review
Chapter One - Commission Overview
  A Brief History of Federal Sentencing Reform
  Agency Overview
    Budget and Expenditures
Chapter Two - The Sentencing Guidelines
  Guideline Amendments
    Amendments Promulgated
  Policy Teams
    Antitrust Policy Team
    Aggravated Identify Theft Policy Team
  Advisory Groups
    Practitioners Advisory Group
    Probation Officers Advisory Group
  Assistance to Congress
Chapter Three - Legal Issues
  U.S. Supreme Court Decisions on Sentencing Issues
    Petition for Certiorari Filed
  Decisions of the United States Courts of Appeals
    Post-Booker Decisions
    Obstruction of Justice
Chapter Four - Guideline Training and Education
  Internet Web Site
  Public Information
  Publications and Training Materials
    Circuit and District-Based Guideline Education
    Fourteenth Annual National Seminar on Federal Sentencing Guidelines
    Training New Appointees
    Organizational Guidelines Training
    "High-Tech" Approaches to Training
      Calls Received in 2005
    Temporary Assignment Programs
Chapter Five - Research
  Statutory Requirements
  Document Submission
  Data Collection
    Data Collection Issues
  Summary of 2005 Findings
    Sentencing Individual Offenders
      Offender Characteristics
    Organizational Sentencing Practices
      Changes from Prior Annual Reports
      Overall Organizational Data for Fiscal Year 2005
    Appeals Data - Introduction
      Overall Summary of Information Received
      Offense and Offender Characteristics
    Sentencing Data for Cases Sentenced Between October 1, 2004, and January 11, 2005
      Guideline Cases Pre-Booker
      Guideline Application Pre-Booker
      Pre-Booker Departures and Sentences Within the Guideline Range
      Drug Cases Pre-Booker
      Immigration Cases Pre-Booker
    Organizational Sentencing Practices Pre-Booker Data
      Offense Characteristics in Pre-Booker Cases
      Offender Characteristics in Pre-Booker Cases
      Sanctions Imposed in Pre-Booker Cases
    Appeals Data Pre-Booker
      Summary of Information Received, Pre-Booker Cases
      Issues and Guidelines Appealed Pre-Booker
    Sentencing Data for Cases Sentenced Between January 12, 2005,
and September 30, 2005
      Guideline Cases Post-Booker
      Guideline Application Post-Booker
      Departures and Sentences Within the Guideline Range Post-Booker
      Drug Cases Post-Booker
      Immigration Cases Post-Booker
    Organizational Sentencing Practices Post-Booker Data
      Offense Characteristics in Post-Booker Cases
      Offender Characteristics in Post-Booker Cases
      Sanctions Imposed in Post-Booker Cases
    Appeals Data Post-Blakely
      Summary of Information Received, Post-Booker Cases
      Issues and Guidelines Appealed Post-Booker
    Data Analyses for the Courts and Congress