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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Most Recent Publications

2017
Bjerk, David . Mandatory minimum policy reform and the sentencing of crack cocaine defendants: An analysis of the fair sentencing act. Journal of Empirical Legal Studies. 14, (2), 370-396.
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2017
Nowacki, Jeffrey S.,  Windsong, Elena A. Structural gender equality and federal sentencing outcomes: A test of the ameliorative and backlash hypotheses. Feminist Criminology.
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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
Blowers, Anita N.,  Doerner, Jill K. Sentencing outcomes of the older prison population: An exploration of the age leniency argument. Journal of Crime and Justice. 38, (1), 58-76.
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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. 25, (5), 313-338.
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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
Nowacki, Jeffrey S. Race, ethnicity, and judicial discretion: The influence of the United States v. Booker decision. Crime and Delinquency. 61, (10), 1360-1385.
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