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Monitoring of Federal Criminal Sentences Series RSS

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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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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2013
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.
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2013
Felson, Richard B.,  Bonkiewicz, Luke . Guns and trafficking in crack-cocaine and other drug markets. Crime and Delinquency. 59, (3), 319-343.
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2013
Franklin, Travis W. Race and ethnicity effects in federal sentencing: A propensity score analysis. Justice Quarterly.
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2013
Franklin, Travis W. Sentencing Native Americans in US Federal Courts: An examination of disparity. Justice Quarterly. 30, (2), 310-339.
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2013
2013
Reitler, Angela K.,  Sullivan, Christopher J.,  Frank, James . The effects of legal and extralegal factors on detention decisions in US district courts. Justice Quarterly. 30, (2), 340-368.
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