This PDF is a compilation that contains unofficial text of final amendments to the federal sentencing guidelines, effective August 1, 2016. This amendment relates to the definition of "crime of violence" in the Career Offender and other federal sentencing guidelines. Official text will appear in an upcoming edition of the Federal Register.
- The Commission promulgates guidelines that judges consult when sentencing federal offenders. When the guidelines are amended, a subsequent Guidelines Manual is published.
- In this section, you will find the Commission’s comprehensive archive of yearly amendments and Guidelines Manuals dating back to 1987.