Annual Report 2000

U. S. Sentencing Commission
2000 Annual Report

2000 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
      Congressional Directive and Interest Amendments
      Circuit Conflicts
      Technical Amendments
  Policy Teams
    Economic Crimes Policy Teams
    Counterfeiting Policy Team
    Identity Theft and Cellular Cloning Policy Teams
    Firearms Policy Team
    Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Weapons Policy Team
    Sexual Predators Act Policy Team
    Drug Policy Team
      List 1 Chemicals
      Methamphetamine and Amphetamine
    Money Laundering Policy Team
    No Electronic Theft Policy Team
  Assistance to Congress
Chapter Three - Legal Issues
  U.S. Supreme Court Decisions on Sentencing Issues
    Factors That Increase Statutory Maximums Must be Determined by Jurors, Not Judges
    Type of Firearm Under Firearm Statute Penalty Provision Considered an Element of Offense and Not a Sentencing Factor
    Commencement of Supervised Release
  Decisions of the United States Courts of Appeals
    The "Safety Valve"
      Criminal History
      Possession of a Firearm
      Truthfully Provide Information to the Government
      Eligibility for the Safety Value
    Post-Koon Appellate Departure Decisions
Chapter Four - Guideline Training and Education
  Internet Web Site
  Public Information
  Publications and Training Materials
    Training New Appointees
    Defense Attorney Training Initiative
    District-Based Guideline Education
    "High-Tech" Approaches to Training
      Calls Received in 2000
    Temporary Assignment Programs
Chapter Five - Research
  Statutory Requirements
  Data Collection
    Data Collection Issues
  Summary of 2000 Findings
    Sentencing Individual Offenders
      Offender Characteristics
      Guideline Cases
      Guideline Application
      Departures and Sentences Within the Guideline Range
      Drug Cases
      Immigration Cases
    Organizational Sentencing Practices
      Changes from Prior Annual Reports
      Offense Characteristics
      Offender Characteristics
      Sanctions Imposed
    Appeals Data
      Summary of Information Received
      Issues and Guidelines Appealed
      Offense and Offender Characteristics
  Staff Papers
  Data Analyses for the Courts