United States Sentencing Commission Guidelines Manual 2015

United States Sentencing Commission Guidelines Manual 2015

Agency Publisher: United States Sentencing Commission
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This manual showcases the updates and amendments effective November 1, 2015 regarding the sentencing related to Federal crimes.

Table of Contents:
CHAPTER ONE -Introduction, Authority, and General Application Principles
Part A-Introduction and Authority.
1. Original Introduction to the Guidelines Manual
2. Continuing Evolution and Role of the Guidelines
3. Authority
Part B-General Application Principles
CHAPTER TWO - Offense Conduct
Part A-Offenses Against the Person
1. Homicide
2. Assault
3. Criminal Sexual Abuse and Offenses Related to Registration as a Sex Offender
4. Kidnapping, Abduction, or Unlawful Restraint
5. Air Piracy and Offenses Against Mass Transportation Systems
6. Threatening or Harassing Communications, Hoaxes, Stalking, and Domestic Violence
Part B-Basic Economic Offenses
1. Theft, Embezzlement, Receipt of Stolen Property, Property Destruction, and
Offenses Involving Fraud or Deceit
2. Burglary and Trespass
3. Robbery, Extortion, and Blackmail
4. Commercial Bribery and Kickbacks
5. Counterfeiting and Infringement of Copyright or Trademark
6. Motor Vehicle Identification Numbers
Part C-Offenses Involving Public Officials and Violations of Federal Election Campaign Laws. 
Part D-Offenses Involving Drugs And Narco-Terrorism
1. Unlawful Manufacturing, Importing, Exporting, Trafficking, or Possession;
Continuing Criminal Enterprise
2. Unlawful Possession
3. Regulatory Violations
Part E-Offenses Involving Criminal Enterprises and Racketeering
1. Racketeering
2. Extortionate Extension of Credit
3. Gambling
4. Trafficking in Contraband Cigarettes and Smokeless Tobacco.
5. Labor Racketeering
Part F-[Deleted]
Part G-Offenses Involving Commercial Sex Acts, Sexual Exploitation of Minors,
and Obscenity
1. Promoting A Commercial Sex Act or Prohibited Sexual Conduct
2. Sexual Exploitation of a Minor
3. Obscenity
Part H-Offenses Involving Individual Rights
1. Civil Rights
2. Political Rights
3. Privacy and Eavesdropping
4. Peonage, Involuntary Servitude, Slave Trade, and Child Soldiers
Part I-[Not Used]
Part J-Offenses Involving the Administration of Justice
Part K-Offenses Involving Public Safety
1. Explosives and Arson
2. Firearms
3. Mailing Injurious Articles
Part L-Offenses Involving Immigration, Naturalization, and Passports
1. Immigration
2. Naturalization and Passports
Part M-Offenses Involving National Defense and Weapons of Mass Destruction
1. Treason
2. Sabotage
3. Espionage and Related Offenses
4. Evasion of Military Service
5. Prohibited Financial Transactions and Exports, and Providing Material Support
to Designated Foreign Terrorist Organizations
6. Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Weapons and Materials, and Other Weapons
of Mass Destruction
Part N-Offenses Involving Food, Drugs, Agricultural Products, Consumer Products,
and Odometer Laws
1. Tampering with Consumer Products
2. Food, Drugs, Agricultural Products, and Consumer Products.
3. Odometer Laws and Regulations
Part O-[Not Used]
Part P-Offenses Involving Prisons and Correctional Facilities
Part Q-Offenses Involving the Environment
1. Environment
2. Conservation and Wildlife
Part R-Antitrust Offenses
Part S-Money Laundering and Monetary Transaction Reporting
Part T-Offenses Involving Taxation
1. Income Taxes, Employment Taxes, Estate Taxes, Gift Taxes, and
Excise Taxes (Other Than Alcohol, Tobacco, and Customs Taxes)
2. Alcohol and Tobacco Taxes
3. Customs Taxes
4. Tax Table
Part U-[Not Used]
Part V-[Not Used]
Part W-[Not Used]
Part X-Other Offenses
1. Conspiracies, Attempts, Solicitations
2. Aiding and Abetting
3. Accessory After the Fact
4. Misprision of Felony
5. All Other Felony Offenses and Class A Misdemeanors
6. Offenses Involving Use of a Minor in a Crime of Violence
7. Offenses Involving Border Tunnels And Submersible and Semi-Submersible Vessels
Part Y-[Not Used]
Part Z-[Not Used]
CHAPTER THREE - Adjustments
Part A-Victim-Related Adjustments
Part B-Role in the Offense
Part C-Obstruction and Related Adjustments
Part D-Multiple Counts
Part E-Acceptance of Responsibility
CHAPTER FOUR - Criminal History and Criminal Livelihood
Part A-Criminal History
Part B-Career Offenders and Criminal Livelihood
CHAPTER FIVE - Determining the Sentence
Part A-Sentencing Table
Part B-Probation
Part C-Imprisonment
Part D-Supervised Release
Part E-Restitution, Fines, Assessments, Forfeitures
Part F-Sentencing Options
Part G-Implementing the Total Sentence of Imprisonment
Part H-Specific Offender Characteristics
Part I-[Not Used]
Part J-Relief From Disability
Part K-Departures
1. Substantial Assistance to Authorities
2. Other Grounds for Departure
3. Early Disposition Programs
CHAPTER SIX - Sentencing Procedures, Plea Agreements, and Crime Victims’ Rights
Part A-Sentencing Procedures
Part B-Plea Agreements
CHAPTER SEVEN - Violations of Probation and Supervised Release
Part A-Introduction to Chapter Seven.
1. Authority
2. Background
3. Resolution of Major Issues
4. The Basic Approach
5. A Concluding Note
Part B-Probation and Supervised Release Violations
CHAPTER EIGHT - Sentencing of Organizations
Part A-General Application Principles
Part B-Remedying Harm from Criminal Conduct, and Effective Compliance and
Ethics Program
1. Remedying Harm from Criminal Conduct
2. Effective Compliance and Ethics Program
Part C-Fines
1. Determining the Fine - Criminal Purpose Organizations
2. Determining the Fine - Other Organizations
3. Implementing the Sentence of a Fine
4. Departures from the Guideline Fine Range
Part D-Organizational Probation
Part E-Special Assessments, Forfeitures, and Costs
Part F-Violations of Probation - Organizations
APPENDIX A - Statutory Index.
* * * * *
APPENDIX B - Selected Sentencing Statutes
APPENDIX C (Volume I) - Amendments to the Guidelines Manual
(effective November 1, 1997, and earlier)
APPENDIX C (Volume II) - Amendments to the Guidelines Manual.
(effective November 1, 1998, through November 5, 2003)
APPENDIX C (Volume III) - Amendments to the Guidelines Manual
(effective November 1, 2004, through November 1, 2011)
SUPPLEMENT to APPENDIX C - Amendments to the Guidelines Manual.
(effective November 1, 2012, through November 1, 2015)

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Audience: This volume will appeal to criminal attorneys, public defenders, Federal attorneys, Federal judges, Federal clerks of court and others in the Federal Court system responsible for preparation and hearing Federal crime cases and sentencing punishments.  Law libraries, and special libraries, including law firm libraries should have a copy of this essential reference volume available in their resource collections. 

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