Annual Report 2001

U. S. Sentencing Commission
2001 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
      Amendments Addressing Issues of Commission Interest
      Circuit Conflicts
  South Dakota Hearing
  Policy Teams
    Economic Crimes Policy Teams
    Counterfeiting Policy Team
    Money Laundering Policy Team
    Sexual Predators Policy Team
    Drugs Policy Team
    Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Weapons Policy Team
  Assistance to Congress
Chapter Three - Legal Issues
  U.S. Supreme Court Decisions on Sentencing Issues
    Standard of Review for Determining Consolidation of Prior Convictions for Sentencing Purposes
    Certiorari Granted
  Decisions of the United States Courts of Appeals
    Post-Apprendi Appellate Decisions
      Mandatory Minimum Sentences
      Constitutionality of 21 U.S.C. § 841
      Sentencing Guidelines Enhancements
    Length of Sentence
    Section 1B1.4 (Information to be Used in Imposing Sentence)
      Spousal Privileges
    Section 2D1.1 (Unlawful Manufacturing Importing, Exporting, or Trafficking)
      Statutory and Guideline Definitions of "Cocaine Base"
      Estimation of Methamphetamine Quantity
    Section 3A1.4 (Terrorism)
    Section 5K2.0 (Grounds for Departures)
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 2001
    Temporary Assignment Programs
    Symposium on Federal Sentencing Policy for Economic Crimes and New Technology Offenses
Chapter Five - Research
  Statutory Requirements
  Data Collection
    Data Collection Issues
  Summary of 2001 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
  Data Analyses for the Courts and Congress