Annual Report 2009

U. S. Sentencing Commission
2009 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
  Policy Issues
    Identity Theft Enforcement and Restitution Act of 2008
    Ryan Haight Online Pharmacy Consumer Protection Act of 2008
    Drug Trafficking Vessel Interdiction Act of 2008
    Court Security Improvement Act of 2007
    William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008
  Amendment Promulgation Process
  Regional Hearings
  Assistance to Congress
Chapter Three - Legal Issues
  United States Supreme Court Cases on Sentencing Issues
    Petitions for Certiorari Granted
  Decisions of the United States Courts of Appeals
Chapter Four - Guideline Training, Education, and Public Affairs
    Calls Received in 2009
    Organizational Guidelines Training
    High-Tech Approaches to Training
    Annual National Seminar on Federal Sentencing Guidelines
    Temporary Assignment Programs
  Public Information
  Publications and Training Materials
  Internet Website
Chapter Five - Research
  Statutory Requirements
  Document Submission
  Data Collection
    Data Collection Issues
  Summary of 2009 Findings
    Sentencing Individual Offenders
      Offender Characteristics
      Guideline Cases
      Guideline Application
      Sentences Within the Guideline Range and Outside the Range
      Drug Cases
      Immigration Cases
      Death Penalty 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
      Overall Offense and Offender Characteristics
    Data on Resentencings and Other Modifications of Sentence
    Summary of Information Received
    Data Analyses for the Courts and Congress