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Do you have the 2016-2017 Federal Sentencing Guidelines? This edition of the Guidelines Manual reflects amendments including: Compassionate Release Unlawfully Entering or Remaining in the United States Conditions of Probation and Supervised Release Animal Fighting Child Pornography Circuit Conflicts CHAPTERS AND SECTIONS Offenses Against the Person-Homicide, Assault, Criminal Sexual Abuse and Offenses Related to Registration as a Sex Offender, Kidnapping, Abduction, or Unlawful Restraint, Air Piracy and Offenses Against Mass Transportation Systems, Threatening or Harassing Communications, Hoaxes, Stalking, and Domestic Violence. Basic Economic Offenses-Theft, Embezzlement, Receipt of Stolen Property, Property Destruction, and Offenses Involving Fraud or Deceit-Burglary and Trespass, Robbery, Extortion, and Blackmail, Commercial Bribery and Kickbacks, Counterfeiting and Infringement of Copyright or Trademark, Motor Vehicle Identification Numbers Offenses Involving Public Officials and Violations of Federal Election Campaign Laws Offenses Involving Drugs And Narco-Terrorism including Unlawful Manufacturing, Importing, Exporting, Trafficking, or Possession; Continuing Criminal Enterprise, Unlawful Possession, and Regulatory Violations Offenses Involving Criminal Enterprises and Racketeering-Racketeering, Extortionate Extension of Credit, Gambling, Trafficking in Contraband Cigarettes and Smokeless Tobacco, and Labor Racketeering Offenses Involving Commercial Sex Acts, Sexual Exploitation of Minors, and Obscenity-Promoting A Commercial Sex Act or Prohibited Sexual Conduct, Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, and Obscenity Offenses Involving Individual Rights-Civil Rights, Political Rights, Privacy and Eavesdropping, Peonage, Involuntary Servitude, Slave Trade, and Child Soldiers Offenses Involving the Administration of Justice Offenses Involving Public Safety-Explosives and Arson, Firearms, and Mailing Injurious Articles Offenses Involving Immigration, Naturalization, and Passports Offenses Involving National Defense and Weapons of Mass Destruction-Treason, Sabotage, Espionage and Related Offenses, Evasion of Military Service, Prohibited Financial Transactions and Exports, and Providing Material Support to Designated Foreign Terrorist Organizations, Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Weapons and Materials, and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction Offenses Involving Food, Drugs, Agricultural Products, Consumer Products, and Odometer Laws. Adjustments-Victim-Related Adjustments, Role in the Offense, Obstruction and Related Adjustments, Multiple Counts, Acceptance of Responsibility, Criminal History and Criminal Livelihood Determining the Sentence-Sentencing Table, Probation, Imprisonment, Supervised Release, Restitution, Fines, Assessments, Forfeitures, Sentencing Options, Implementing the Total Sentence of Imprisonment, Specific Offender Characteristics, Relief From Disability, and Departures, Substantial Assistance to Authorities, Other Grounds for Departure, Early Disposition Programs Sentencing Procedures, Plea Agreements, and Crime Victims' Rights Violations of Probation and Supervised Release-Authority, Background, Resolution of Major Issues, The Basic Approach, A Concluding Note, and Probation and Supervised Release Violations Sentencing of Organizations-General Application Principles, Remedying Harm from Criminal Conduct, and Effective Compliance and Ethics Program
Author: Michigan Legal Publishing Ltd.,United States Sentencing Commission
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The Federal Sentencing Guidelines are rules that set out a uniform sentencing policy for individuals and organizations convicted of felonies and serious (Class A) misdemeanors in the United States federal courts system. This 2016-2017 Edition includes all amendments to the Guidelines through November 1, 2016. Table of Contents Chapter 1 - Introductions, Authority, and General Application Principles Chapter 2 - Offense Conduct Chapter 3 - Adjustments Chapter 4 - Criminal History and Criminal Livelihood Chapter 5 - Determining the Sentence Chapter 6 - Sentencing Procedures, Plea Agreements, and Crime Victims' Rights Chapter 7 - Violations of Probation and Supervised Release Chapter 8 - Sentencing of Organizations Appendix A - Statutory Index Index to Guidelines Manual List of Departure Provisions
How Judges Retained Power and Why Mass Incarceration Happened Anyway
Author: Michael O'Hear
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres
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The dramatic increase in U.S. prison populations since the 1970s is often blamed on mandatory sentencing laws, but this case study of a state with judicial discretion in sentencing reveals that other significant factors influence high incarceration rates.
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The United States Sentencing Commission's Sourcebook of Federal Sentencing Statistics contains descriptive statistics on the application of the federal sentencing guidelines and provides selected district, circuit, and national sentencing data. The volume covers fiscal year 2016. This Sourcebook, together with the 2016 Annual Report, constitutes the annual report referenced in 28 U.S.C. � 997, as well as the analysis, recommendations, and accounting to Congress referenced in 28 U.S.C. � 994(w)(3). The Commission has continued its statutory mission to collect data on federal sentencing decisions. The Commission collects and analyzes data on federal sentences to support its various activities. As authorized by Congress, the Commission's numerous research responsibilities include (1) the establishment of a research and development program to serve as a clearinghouse and information center for the collection, preparation, and dissemination of information on federal sentencing practices; (2) the publication of data concerning the sentencing process; (3) the systematic collection and dissemination of information concerning sentences actually imposed and the relationship of such sentences to the factors set forth in section 3553(a) of title 18, United States Code; and (4) the systematic collection and dissemination of information regarding the effectiveness of sentences imposed. Members of Congress; policymakers (especially those involved with federal crime policies); judges and attorneys; law students and law librarians; and agencies/organizations responsible for providing specialized training to judges, probation officers, staff attorneys, law clerks, prosecutors, defense attorneys, and other members of the federal criminal justice community on federal sentencing issues, including application of the guidelines, will be interested in this publication. Related items: Other resources published by the U.S. Sentencing Commission publications can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/agency/us-sentencing-commission Sentencing & Incarceration publications can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/catalog/sentencing-incarceration Law Enforcement & Criminal Justice publications can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/catalog/law-enforcement-criminal-justice
Author: Nora Demleitner,Douglas Berman,Marc L. Miller,Ronald F. Wright
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
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One of the foremost books in Sentencing Law, the new fourth edition continues in the tradition of its predecessors by giving students a comprehensive overview of modern sentencing practices. Authored by leading scholars, this casebook provides thorough examination of underlying doctrine, motivates students to tackle the important policy and political issues that animate sentencing practices, and poses challenging questions and hypotheticals to stimulate class discussion and independent thought. Key Features: More streamlined focus. Material covered in the third edition has been updated and streamlined reducing the length by more than 400 pages. Chapters 7-11 in the previous edition have been expanded and updated and are now available online. Thoroughly updated to address important statutory and case law changes, including important U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals, state appellate court decisions and recent scholarship. Coverage of modern policy issues, including mass incarceration, prosecutorial and judicial discretion, punishment for drug crimes, revised federal and state sentencing guidelines, racial and other disparities in sentencing, and topics associated with administration of the death penalty. Expanded Teachers Manual with sample syllabi and other supporting materials to help professors construct personalized teaching plans that integrate the text and online materials.
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The focus of this report is the 25,431 U.S. citizen federal offenders released from prison or placed on probation in calendar year 2005. Recidivism refers to a person's relapse into criminal behavior, often after the person receives sanctions or undergoes interventions for a previous crime. Recidivism is typically measured by criminal acts that resulted in the re-arrest, re-conviction, and/or re-incarceration of the offender over a specified period of time. Recent developments, particularly public attention to the size of the federal prison population and the cost of incarceration have refocused the Commission's interest on the recidivism of federal offenders. This report takes into account chapters four and two of the Guidelines Manual (ISBN: 9780160934896) in establishing the Commission's methods for evaluation. Scoring points for evaluation of the study group, and criminal history category identification. The Appendix comprised of tables and figures section offers the Study group's offender race, median age, re-conviction rates, re-incarceration rates, offenses categories, and more. Related products: United States Sentencing Commission Guidelines Manual 2016 is available here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/052-070-07703-4 Alternative Sentencing in the Federal Criminal Justice System is available here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/052-070-07686-1?ctid=1103 Federal Probation: A Journal of Correctional Philosophy and Practice print subscription available here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/727-001-00000-0?ctid= Take Charge of Your Future: Get the Education and Training You Need can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/065-000-01446-7 Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, December 1, 2016 is available here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/federal-rules-criminal-procedure-2016
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Provides a guide to legal citation information inthe United States. Compiled from the Columbia LawReview, 105th edition, c2005; Harvard Law Review,118th edition, c2005; Univ. of Pennsylvania LawReview, 153rd edition, c2005; and the Yale LawJournal, 114th edition, c2005. New edition offersthe Bluepages for beginning law students.
A Catholic Perspective on Crime and Criminal Justice
Author: United States Catholic Conference
Publisher: USCCB Publishing
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Responding to the threats to everyday life that are caused by crime and fear of crime, the U.S. bishops tackle the issue of crime and corrections, justice and mercy, responsibility and treatment. Recognizing that the dignity of the human person applies to both victim and offender, the bishops use scriptural foundations, sacramental and historical heritage, Catholic social teaching, and policy foundations and directions to promote further dialogue and action. Stories from those close to this issue complement the bishops' message by emphasizing the need to work together for better solutions that teach right from wrong, respect for life, forgiveness and mercy.
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Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use reviews the medical eligibility criteria for use of contraception, offering guidance on the safety and use of different methods for women and men with specific characteristics or known medical conditions. The recommendations are based on systematic reviews of available clinical and epidemiological research. It is a companion guideline to Selected Practice Recommendations for Contraceptive Use. Together, these documents are intended to be used by policy-makers, program managers, and the scientific community to support national programs in the preparation of service delivery guidelines. The fourth edition of this useful resource supersedes previous editions, and has been fully updated and expanded. It includes over 86 new recommendations and 165 updates to recommendations in the previous edition. Guidance for populations with special needs is now provided, and a new annex details evidence on drug interactions from concomitant use of antiretroviral therapies and hormonal contraceptives. To assist users familiar with the third edition, new and updated recommendations are highlighted. Everyone involved in providing family planning services and contraception should have the fourth edition of Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use at hand.
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The only guide from the ACT organization, the makers of the exam, revised and updated for 2017 and beyond The Official ACT Prep Guide, 2018 Edition, Revised and Updated is the must-have resource for college bound students. The guide is the go-to handbook for ACT preparation and the only guide from the makers of the exam. The book and online content includes the actual ACT test forms (taken from real ACT exams). In addition, this comprehensive resource has everything students need to know about when they are preparing for and taking the ACT. The book contains information on how to register for the exam, proven test-taking strategies, ideas for preparing mentally and physically, gearing up for test day, and much more. This invaluable guide includes additional questions and material that contains articles on everything from preparing a standout college application and getting into your top-choice school to succeeding in college The bestselling prep guide from the makers of the ACT test Offers bonus online contest to help boost college readiness Contains the real ACT test forms used in previous years This new edition offers students updated data on scoring your writing test, new reporting categories, as well as updated tips on how to do your best preparing for the test and on the actual test day from the team at ACT. It also offers additional 400 practice questions that are available online.
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This casebook covers the law of “closely held” businesses—those with few owners. Such businesses face special problems when compared, for example, to large, publicly held corporations. The book primarily covers four legal areas, through cases, statutes, and original informational notes and commentary: (1) agency law (covering questions of authority, fiduciary duties, and respondeat superior); (2) partnership law (the Revised Uniform Partnership Act and significant common-law developments); (3) the law of close corporations (basic corporate structure, common-law underpinnings and modern statutes, and protections of minority interests); and (4) the law of limited liability companies (LLCs). The book also introduces some problems in the law of small nonprofit organizations and of hybrid companies, such as the “low-profit” LLCs that have been authorized by recent statutes.The book is intended for use in modern versions of the “Agency and Partnership” course, courses on unincorporated or closely held businesses, and the first part of integrated “Business Organizations” sequences of courses. It adopts a functionalist approach to law and introduces students to economic reasoning in business law without relying exclusively on the methods or ideologies of legal economists.
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The third edition of Kerr's popular computer crimes text includes many updates since the second edition in 2009. New cases address topics such as the computer hacking laws, economic espionage online, Internet threats, criminal copyright prosecutions, searching cell phones incident to arrest, applying the Fourth Amendment to the Internet, and the validity of computer warrants. Two chapters have been restructured to make it easier for students to understand the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and the emerging rules for computer searches. The book covers every aspect of crime in the digital age, and it is presented in an engaging and accessible style. Topics range from computer fraud laws and international computer crimes to Internet surveillance laws and the Fourth Amendment. It is part traditional casebook, part treatise. It both straightforwardly explains the law and presents many exciting and new questions of law that courts are only now beginning to consider. The book is ideally suited either for a 3-credit course or a 2-credit seminar. It will appeal both to criminal law professors and those interested in cyberlaw or law and technology. No advanced knowledge of computers and the Internet is required or assumed. Computer crime law has become an increasingly important area of criminal practice, and this book provides the ideal introduction to the field. Many U.S. Attorney's Offices have dedicated computer crime units, as have many state Attorney General offices. Any student with a background in this emerging area of law will have a leg up on the competition. Students will also find the book easy and fun to read, while professors will appreciate the accessible introduction to an important new field with many open questions for legal scholars. The materials are authored by Orin Kerr, the Fred C. Stevenson Research Professor at George Washington University Law School and a leading authority on the law of computer crime.
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This law school casebook addresses substantive and procedural areas of importance in white-collar criminal practice. The book covers a variety of substantive crimes, including perjury, false statements, false claims, obstruction of justice, mail and wire fraud, public corruption, insider trading, conspiracy, Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, and money laundering. It then tackles procedural issues critical to white-collar practice such as grand jury, discovery, the Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination as applied to testimony and physical evidence, the attorney-client privilege, representation issues, plea bargaining and cooperation agreements, and parallel proceedings. The materials emphasize ethical issues facing criminal law practitioners. This revision covers the updated corporate charging policy, the Stein decision, and other areas (honest services fraud, RICO, etc.) that have seen a great deal of litigation in the last 2 years.