On January 21, 2016, the Commission submitted to Congress an amendment to the federal sentencing guidelines related to the definition of "crimes of violence." This notice sets forth the amendment and the reason for the amendment (effective August 1, 2016).
The Federal Sentencing Guidelines
- 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.