Guest editor Jelani Jefferson Exum introduces this issue of Federal Sentencing Reporter, which focuses on federal child pornography sentencing. Acknowledging the timeliness of discussing the current state of and future possibilities for child pornography sentencing, the editors of Federal Sentencing Reporter recruited submissions from those working on and thinking about this particular sentencing topic. This issue of FSR contains commentary that engages in many different angles of the child pornography sentencing debate—from the demographic of offenders, to the judicial approach to sentencing, to specifics about the Guidelines, and even to post-release issues—and covers the many problematic aspects of child pornography sentencing. Readers not only will be informed about the particularities of the sentencing process for these offenses but also will be invited to ponder (and perhaps question) the possible consequences and effects of the current posture of sentencing federal child pornography offenses.

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