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Sentencing Guidelines Training Manual

An Overview of the U.S. Sentencing Commission (.PDF)

U.S. Sentencing Commission Resource List (.PDF) - Contains information on how to contact the Commission and lists helpful Commission resources.

Guideline Resource List (Non-Commission Materials) - Includes a bibliography of periodicals and articles related to guideline sentencing. (February 2004)

Article: "An Introduction to Federal Guideline Sentencing" Eighth Edition, Lucien Campbell and Henry J. Bemporad, Editors. (March 2004) (.PDF)

Robbery Exercise and Completed Worksheets - A brief scenario and completed worksheets illustrate basic application of the sentencing guidelines. (.PDF)

Criminal History Checklist, Tom Hutchison (March 2002). (.PDF)

2002 Sentencing Table | Charts | Multiple Count Checklist | Blank Worksheets | Revocation Tables

Highlights of Key Points - Amendments to the Federal Sentencing Guidelines. (.PDF) 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 (Jan) | 2003 (Oct)

Guideline Amendments: The Amendment Process, Congresssion Directives, Amendment Types, and Retroactivity Issues. (June 1, 2002). (PDF)

Article: "Relevant Comments on Relevant Conduct" , Frances H. Pratt, Esq. (March 2002) (.PDF)

Case Law on Departures - A review and analysis of appellate and district court departure decisions. (April 2003) (.PDF)

Supreme Court Case Law (September 2004) (.PDF)

Plea & Sentencing Practices and Issues Outline, Delonia A. Watson, Asst. U.S. Attorney, Northern District of Texas (November 12, 2003) (.PDF)

Calculating Criminal History, David Debold, A.U.S.A., Eastern District of Michigan (March 2002) (Note: This outline emphasizes Sixth Circuit case law.) (.PDF)

Probation and Supervised Release Violations - Included in this document is a discussion of legal issues involving application of Chapter Seven of the sentencing guidelines (February 2002) (.PDF)

Selected Sentencing Statutory Provisions (February 2003)


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