The Source for Crime and Justice Data

Organizations Convicted in Federal Criminal Courts Series

Investigator(s): U.S. Sentencing Commission

These data, collected to assist in the development of sentencing guidelines, describe offense and sentencing characteristics for organizations sentenced in federal district courts. The United States Sentencing Commission's primary function is to inform federal courts of sentencing policies and practices that include guidelines prescribing the appropriate form and severity of punishment for offenders convicted of federal crimes. Court-related variables include primary offense type, pecuniary offense loss and gain, dates of disposition and sentencing, method of determination of guilt, number of counts pled and charged, and dates and types of sentencing and restitution. Defendant organization variables include ownership structure, number of owners and employees, highest level of corporate knowledge of the criminal offense, highest level of corporate indictment and conviction for participation in the criminal offense, annual revenue, equity and financial status of the defendant organization, whether it was a criminal organization, duration of criminal activity, and risk to national security. Part 1, Organizational Defendants Data, 1988, describes offense and sentencing characteristics for organizations sentenced in federal district courts in 1988.

Part 2, Organizational Defendants Data, 1989-1990, is a compilation of offense and sentencing characteristics for the population of organizations sentenced in federal district courts during the period January 1, 1989, to June 30, 1990. Part 3, Statute Data, 1989-1990, is a secondary component of the Commission's study that includes only the statutes of conviction and number of counts per conviction, during the period January 1, 1989, to June 30, 1990. Part 4, Organizational Defendants Data, 1987-1993, includes all organizational defendants sentenced pursuant to the Chapter Two, Part R (1987) antitrust guidelines and the Chapter Eight (1991) sentencing guidelines for organizational defendants that were sentenced between November 1, 1987, through September 30, 1993, and were received by the Commission. Part 6, Organizational Defendants Data, 1994, gives information on organizational defendants sentenced during fiscal year October 1, 1993, through September 30, 1994, and includes culpability scores and Chapter Eight (1991) culpability scoring procedures. Part 8, Organizational Defendants Data, 1995, covers fiscal year October 1, 1994, through September 30, 1995, and also includes culpability scores and Chapter Eight (1991) culpability scoring procedures. This file includes 9 defendants sentenced pursuant to Section 2R1.1 (1987) and 111 defendants sentenced pursuant to the Chapter Eight guidelines.

Years Produced: Updated annually

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2009
United States Sentencing Commission . 2008 Sourcebook of Federal Sentencing Statistics. Washington, DC: United States Sentencing Commission.
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2008
United States Sentencing Commission . 2007 Sourcebook of Federal Sentencing Statistics. Washington, DC: United States Sentencing Commission.
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2008
Wang, Ke . Securities Fraud 1996-2001: Incentive Compensation Versus Corporate Governance. Dissertation, Temple University.
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2007
United States Sentencing Commission . 2006 Sourcebook of Federal Sentencing Statistics. Washington, DC: United States Sentencing Commission.
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2006
Schanzenbach, Max,  Yaeger, Michael L. Prison time, fines and Federal white-collar criminals: The anatomy of a racial disparity. Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology. 96, (2), 757-793.
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2006
United States Sentencing Commission . 2004 Sourcebook of Federal Sentencing Statistics. Washington, DC: United States Sentencing Commission.
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2006
United States Sentencing Commission . 2005 Sourcebook of Federal Sentencing Statistics. Washington, DC: United States Sentencing Commission.
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2005
Gibbs, Jennifer,  Vincent, Kathryn . Sentencing Strained Corporations at the End of the 20th Century. Toronto, Canada.
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2004
Piquero, Nicole Leeper,  Davis, Jason L. Extralegal factors and the sentencing of organizational defendants: An examination of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines. Journal of Criminal Justice. 32, (6), 643-654.
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2004
United States Sentencing Commission . 2002 Sourcebook of Federal Sentencing Statistics. Washington, DC: United States Sentencing Commission.
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