Annual Report 2003

U. S. Sentencing Commission
2003 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
  Policy Teams
    Campaign Finance Policy Team
    Corporate Fraud Policy Team
    Cybersecurity Policy Team
    Involuntary Manslaughter Policy Team
    Section 5G1.3 Policy Team
    Terrorism Policy Team
    Immigration 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
    Petition for Certiorari Filed
  Decisions of the United States Courts of Appeals
    Relevant Conduct
    Murder Cross-Reference
    Terrorism Enhancement
    Objstruction of Justice
    Criminal History
  Circuit Conflicts Resolved by the Commission
    Standard of Review for Departures
    Section 3E1.1 (Acceptance of Responsibility)
Chapter Four - Guideline Training and Education
  Internet Web Site
  Public Information
  Publications and Training Materials
    Training New Appointees
    Twelfth Annual National Seminar on Federal Sentencing Guidelines
    Circuit and District-Based Guideline Education
    Organizational Guidelines Training
    "High-Tech" Approaches to Training
      Calls Received in 2003
    Temporary Assignment Programs
Chapter Five - Research
  Statutory Requirements
  Document Submission
  Data Collection
    Data Collection Issues
  Summary of 2003 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
    Government Accountability Office Report
    Data Analyses for the Courts and Congress