The Source for Crime and Justice Data

Monitoring of Federal Criminal Sentences Series

Investigator(s): U.S. Sentencing Commission

This collection contains information on federal criminal cases sentenced under the Sentencing Guidelines and Policy Statements of the Sentencing Reform Act of 1984. The data files include all cases received by the United States Sentencing Commission that had sentencing dates between November 1, 1987, and September 30, 1995, and were assessed as constitutional. Constitutionality compares each case's sentencing date, circuit, district, and judge to provide uniformity in reporting the cases. The cases are categorized either as New Law, with all offenses occurring after the November 1, 1987, guidelines, or as Mixed Law, with at least one count occurring after the guideline effectiveness date and other counts prior to the guidelines.

Years Produced: Updated annually

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2015
Adams, William,  Samuels, Julie,  Kelly, Jessica . Examining Indian Country Cases in the Federal Justice System. NCJ 248656, Washington, DC: Urban Institute.
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2015
Crow, Matthew S.,  Lannes, Paula S. Risk, proportionality, and sentencing: Guideline circumvention in federal child pornography and sexual abuse cases. Criminal Justice Policy Review. 26, (6), 575-597.
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2015
Doerner, Jill K. The joint effects of gender and race/ethnicity on sentencing outcomes in federal courts. Women and Criminal Justice.
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2015
Franklin, Travis W. Race and ethnicity effects in federal sentencing: A propensity score analysis. Justice Quarterly. 32, (4), 653-679.
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2015
Nutting, Andrew W. Squealer dealers: The market for information in federal drug trafficking prosecutions. Economic Inquiry. 53, (1), 486-507.
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2015
Tillyer, Rob,  Hartley, Richard D.,  Ward, Jeffrey T. Differential treatment of female defendants: Does criminal history moderate the effect of gender on sentence length in federal narcotics cases?. Criminal Justice and Behavior. 42, (7), 703-721.
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2014
Albonetti, Celesta A. Changes in federal sentencing for forced labor trafficking and for sex trafficking: A ten year assessment. Crime, Law and Social Change. 61, (2), 179-204.
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2014
Bjerk, David,  Mason, Caleb . The Market for Mules: Risking and Compensation of Cross-Border Drug Couriers. .
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2014
Doerner, Jill K.,  Demuth, Stephen . Gender and sentencing in the federal courts: Are women treated more leniently?. Criminal Justice Policy Review. 25, (2), 242-269.
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