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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2020) 32 (3): 125–127.
Published: 01 February 2020
...Steven L. Chanenson We are at a notable moment to contemplate federal sentencing. Fifteen years ago, the Supreme Court issued its landmark decision in United States v. Booker . Just over 25 years ago, Congress passed and the President signed the 1994 Crime Bill. By looking backward and learning...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2020) 32 (3): 128–137.
Published: 01 February 2020
...Mark H. Allenbaugh Antonin Scalia famously observed in his dissent in United States v. Booker that an advisory sentencing guidelines regime would result in a “discordant symphony” where similarly situated offenders would receive ad hoc sentences. As this article demonstrates through a statistical...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2020) 32 (3): 181–183.
Published: 01 February 2020
...Douglas A. Berman This essay, adapted from a speech upon receipt of the 2018 Richard P. Kern Memorial Award from the National Association of Sentencing Commissions, details why sentencing is “dang hard” and explores implications of that reality. The essay argues that the challenges of sentencing...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2019) 32 (2): 109–123.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Richard S. Frase This article updates the author’s previous survey of guidelines systems, published in this journal in 1999, and reviews what these reforms have and have not accomplished. Sentencing guidelines developed by an independent sentencing commission are currently being used in 17 states...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2019) 32 (2): 65–69.
Published: 01 December 2019
... clear articulation of the purpose of criminal sentencing. In other words, “What’s the point?” Without an agreement on the underlying purpose of criminal punishment, neither method of pursuing changes in the criminal justice system can ever produce meaningful, long-standing reform. Our usual way of...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2019) 32 (2): 76–85.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Sarah French Russell Under the First Step Act of 2018, federal prisoners may now petition courts directly for reduction of their sentences, and judges may grant such requests if “extraordinary and compelling reasons” support reduction. Judges are also in the process of imposing reduced sentences in...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2014) 26 (5): 283–286.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Steven L. Chanenson; Douglas A. Berman Ten years after the Supreme Court issued its Blakely decision, American sentencing law and policy feel very different. In 2004, many believed modern sentencing systems were destined always to be on a legislatively driven, inexorable march to ever-greater...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2014) 26 (4): 252–257.
Published: 01 April 2014
...Kevin Bennardo This Commentary provides a perspective on the U.S. Sentencing Commission’s proposed amendment to the drug distribution guideline. The proposed amendment has the potential to substantially affect federal sentencing and incarceration because of the sheer volume of advisory sentencing...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2014) 26 (4): 258–262.
Published: 01 April 2014
...Todd Haugh The United States Sentencing Commission has drawn much criticism over the years. Stakeholders have impugned the institutional structure of the Commission and the operation of the Guidelines, and they’ve even attacked the Commissioners themselves. While many of the criticisms are...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2012) 24 (5): 335–337.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Frank O. Bowman, III These Editor's Observations introduce Volume 24, Number 5 of the Federal Sentencing Reporter, an issue devoted to renewed discussion in Congress and the U.S. Sentencing Commission about whether there is a need for legislative action to revise or replace the advisory federal...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2012) 24 (5): 356–368.
Published: 01 June 2012
... feature excoriated by critics of the original sentencing guidelines. Its extreme 'advisoriness,' while partially ameliorating some problems with the original guidelines, reintroduces the very concerns about unreviewable judicial arbitrariness that spawned the structured sentencing movement in the first...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2011) 24 (1): 26–29.
Published: 01 October 2011
... dealing with defendants accused of felonies. This research has shown that the ATI system represents a valuable sentencing option in the city. The criminal justice system in New York City includes a unique network of alternatives to incarceration: a coordinated set of programs to which judges may send...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2011) 24 (1): 1–3.
Published: 01 October 2011
...Alison Shames Guest editor Alison Shames introduces this issue of Federal Sentencing Reporter , which focuses on sentencing and the last fifty years of programs developed by the Vera Institute of Justice. When a judge sentences a convicted defendant, he or she takes into account many factors and...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2011) 24 (1): 13–14.
Published: 01 October 2011
... of Justice sentencing pretrial detention pretrial services Manhattan Bail Project Criminal Justice Leadership Alliance Federal Sentencing reporter Vol . 24 , no. 1 october 2011 13 Federal Sentencing Reporter, Vol. 24, No. 1, pp. 13 14, ISSN 1053-9867 electronic ISSN 1533-8363. ©2011...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2011) 24 (1): 10–12.
Published: 01 October 2011
... adoption of the idea would be hard to resist. © 2011 Vera Institute of Justice sentencing bail bonds release on recognizance National Conference on Bail and Criminal Justice Bail Reform Act of 1966 Federal Sentencing reporter Vol . 24 , no. 1 october 201110 Federal Sentencing Reporter...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2011) 24 (1): 15–20.
Published: 01 October 2011
... seeking to improve outcomes for youth while preserving public safety. © 2011 Vera Institute of Justice sentencing failure to appear rearrest risk-assessment instrument community-based alternatives to detention Federal Sentencing reporter Vol . 24 , no. 1 october 2011 15 Federal...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2011) 24 (1): 30–33.
Published: 01 October 2011
... Institute of Justice sentencing status offender system at-risk youth juvenile court family-focused services Federal Sentencing reporter Vol . 24 , no. 1 october 201130 Federal Sentencing Reporter, Vol. 24, No. 1, pp. 30 33, ISSN 1053-9867 electronic ISSN 1533-8363. ©2011 Vera Institute of...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2011) 24 (1): 23–25.
Published: 01 October 2011
... detoxification; (2) whether such a program would be workable in a nonhospital setting; and (3) whether on completion of detoxification, the men would accept referral to other types of programs for ongoing care. © 2011 Vera Institute of Justice sentencing Skid Row alcoholism detoxification program...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2011) 24 (1): 34–35.
Published: 01 October 2011
... efforts to ensure the health and safety of prisoners and staff alike. Keeping prison conditions at the forefront of concern remains a challenge, especially given the urgent need to reduce the size of the incarcerated population. © 2011 Vera Institute of Justice sentencing prison crowding...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2011) 24 (1): 44–45.
Published: 01 October 2011
... justice if they become victims of crime. This excerpt includes the Commission's nine core findings about sexual abuse in confinement. A discussion of the facts that led to each finding and subsequent standards can be found in the full text of the report. © 2011 Vera Institute of Justice sentencing...