Annual Report 2002

U. S. Sentencing Commission
2002 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 Legislation Amendments
      Amendments Addressing Issues of Commission Interest
  Policy Teams
    Drug Policy Team
    Terrorism Policy Team
    Section 5G1.3 Policy Team
    Criminal History Policy Team
    Cultural Heritage Policy Team
  Advisory Groups
    Practitioners Advisory Group
    Probation Officers Advisory Group
    Organizational Guidelines Ad Hoc Advisory Group
    Native American Ad Hoc Advisory Group
  Assistance to Congress
Chapter Three - Legal Issues
  U.S. Supreme Court Decisions on Sentencing Issues
  Decisions of the United States Courts of Appeals
    Post-Apprendi Appellate Decisions
    Constitutionality of 21 U.S.C. § 841
      Sentencing Guidelines Enhancements
    Section 2A3.2 (Criminal Sexual Abuse of a Minor Under the Age of Sixteen Years)
    Section 2B1.1 (Larceny, Embexxlement, and Other Forms of Theft)
      Calculation of Loss
    Section 2D1.1 (Unlawful Manufacturing Importing, Exporting, or Trafficking)
    Section 4B1.2 (Definition of Terms Used in Section 4B1.1, Career
Offender Guideline)
    Section 5D1.3 (Conditions of Supervised Release)
    Section 5G1.3 (Imposition of a Sentence on a Defendant Subject to an Undischarged Term of Imprisonment)
    Section 5K2.0 (Grounds for Departures)
  Circuit Conflicts
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
    Organizational Guidelines Workshops
    Workshops on Cultural Heritage Resouces Guideline
    "High-Tech" Approaches to Training
      Calls Received in 2002
    Temporary Assignment Programs
Chapter Five - Research
  Statutory Requirements
  Data Collection
    Data Collection Issues
  Summary of 2002 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