Annual Report 1996

1996 Annual Report

The complete 1996 Annual Report in .PDF format. To view individual chapters, see below.

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 Simplification
  Guideline Assessment
    Intensive Study Sample
    Criminal History
    Drug Offense Analysis
    Disparity Studies
    Comparing State and Federal Guidelines
  Guideline Amendments
    Amendments Promulgated
  Assistance to Congress
Chapter Three - Legal Issues
  U.S. Supreme Court Decisions
    Certiorari Granted
    Decisions on Guideline Sentencing Issues
  Post-Koon Appellate Decisions
    The "Safety Valve"
  Significant Case Law on Organizational Defendants
  Data Analyses for the Courts
Chapter Four - Guideline Training and Education
  Internet Web Site and Electronic Bulletin Board
  Public Information
  Publications and Training Materials
    Training New Appointees
    District-Based Guideline Education
    "High-Tech" Approaches to Training
      Calls Received in 1996
    Temporary Assignment Programs
Chapter Five - Research
  Statutory Requirements
  Data Collection
    Data Collection Issues
    Sentencing Individual Defendants
      Primary Offense and Offender Characteristics
      Guideline Gases
      Guideline Application
      Departures and Sentences Within the Guideline Range
      Drug Cases
      Immigration Cases
  Organizational Sentencing Practices
    Offense Characteristics
      Offender Characteristics
      Sanctions Imposed
  Appeals Data
    Summary of Information Received
    Issues and Guidelines Appealed
      Offense and Offender Characteristics
  Research Studies
    Just Punishment Study
    Prison Impact Assessment
    Research Papers for ASC Meeting

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