Federal Sentencing Guidelines Manual 2015-2016

Author: United States Sentencing Commission

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781518853104


Page: 600

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Do you have the 2015-2016 Federal Sentencing Guidelines? This edition of the Guidelines Manual reflects amendments including: Changes to the fraud guideline involving victims and individual culpability; Adjustment to the monetary tables to account for inflation; New marijuana equivalency for hydrocodone based on weight alone; and, Additional guidance for the application of mitigating role adjustment. CHAPTERS AND SECTIONS Offenses Against the Person-Homicide, Assault, Criminal Sexual Abuse and Offenses Related to Registration as a Sex Offender, Kidnapping, Abduction, or Unlawful Restraint, Air Piracy and Offenses Against Mass Transportation Systems, Threatening or Harassing Communications, Hoaxes, Stalking, and Domestic Violence. Basic Economic Offenses-Theft, Embezzlement, Receipt of Stolen Property, Property Destruction, and Offenses Involving Fraud or Deceit-Burglary and Trespass, Robbery, Extortion, and Blackmail, Commercial Bribery and Kickbacks, Counterfeiting and Infringement of Copyright or Trademark, Motor Vehicle Identification Numbers Offenses Involving Public Officials and Violations of Federal Election Campaign Laws Offenses Involving Drugs And Narco-Terrorism-Unlawful Manufacturing, Importing, Exporting, Trafficking, or Possession; Continuing Criminal Enterprise, Unlawful Possession, and Regulatory Violations Offenses Involving Criminal Enterprises and Racketeering-Racketeering, Extortionate Extension of Credit, Gambling, Trafficking in Contraband Cigarettes and Smokeless Tobacco, and Labor Racketeering Offenses Involving Commercial Sex Acts, Sexual Exploitation of Minors, and Obscenity-Promoting A Commercial Sex Act or Prohibited Sexual Conduct, Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, and Obscenity Offenses Involving Individual Rights-Civil Rights, Political Rights, Privacy and Eavesdropping, Peonage, Involuntary Servitude, Slave Trade, and Child Soldiers Offenses Involving the Administration of Justice Offenses Involving Public Safety-Explosives and Arson, Firearms, and Mailing Injurious Articles Offenses Involving Immigration, Naturalization, and Passports Offenses Involving National Defense and Weapons of Mass Destruction-Treason, Sabotage, Espionage and Related Offenses, Evasion of Military Service, Prohibited Financial Transactions and Exports, and Providing Material Support to Designated Foreign Terrorist Organizations, Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Weapons and Materials, and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction Offenses Involving Food, Drugs, Agricultural Products, Consumer Products, and Odometer Laws. Adjustments-Victim-Related Adjustments, Role in the Offense, Obstruction and Related Adjustments, Multiple Counts, Acceptance of Responsibility, Criminal History and Criminal Livelihood Determining the Sentence-Sentencing Table, Probation, Imprisonment, Supervised Release, Restitution, Fines, Assessments, Forfeitures, Sentencing Options, Implementing the Total Sentence of Imprisonment, Specific Offender Characteristics, Relief From Disability, and Departures, Substantial Assistance to Authorities, Other Grounds for Departure, Early Disposition Programs Sentencing Procedures, Plea Agreements, and Crime Victims' Rights Violations of Probation and Supervised Release-Authority, Background, Resolution of Major Issues, The Basic Approach, A Concluding Note, and Probation and Supervised Release Violations Sentencing of Organizations-General Application Principles, Remedying Harm from Criminal Conduct, and Effective Compliance and Ethics Program

Busted by the Feds

A Manual for Defendants Fighting Federal Prosecution

Author: Larry Fassler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780964490864

Category: Law

Page: 400

View: 1015

Federal Sentencing Guidelines Manual; 2016-2017 Edition

Author: Michigan Legal Publishing Ltd.,United States Sentencing Commission

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781640020009


Page: N.A

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The Federal Sentencing Guidelines are rules that set out a uniform sentencing policy for individuals and organizations convicted of felonies and serious (Class A) misdemeanors in the United States federal courts system. This 2016-2017 Edition includes all amendments to the Guidelines through November 1, 2016. Table of Contents Chapter 1 - Introductions, Authority, and General Application Principles Chapter 2 - Offense Conduct Chapter 3 - Adjustments Chapter 4 - Criminal History and Criminal Livelihood Chapter 5 - Determining the Sentence Chapter 6 - Sentencing Procedures, Plea Agreements, and Crime Victims' Rights Chapter 7 - Violations of Probation and Supervised Release Chapter 8 - Sentencing of Organizations Appendix A - Statutory Index Index to Guidelines Manual List of Departure Provisions

The Indigo Book

Author: Christopher Jon Sprigman

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1892628023

Category: Citation of legal authorities

Page: 201

View: 884

This public domain book is an open and compatible implementation of the Uniform System of Citation.

The Bluebook

A Uniform System of Citation

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789998255289

Category: Citation of legal authorities

Page: 415

View: 7513

Provides a guide to legal citation information inthe United States. Compiled from the Columbia LawReview, 105th edition, c2005; Harvard Law Review,118th edition, c2005; Univ. of Pennsylvania LawReview, 153rd edition, c2005; and the Yale LawJournal, 114th edition, c2005. New edition offersthe Bluepages for beginning law students.

Alternative Sentencing in the Federal Criminal Justice System

Author: Courtney Semisch

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9780160929922

Category: Law

Page: 32

View: 8907

Increasingly, criminal justice professionals have argued that dwindling prison space should be reserved for the most serious and dangerous offenders, necessitating a reconsideration of alternative sanctions for first-time and nonviolent offenders. This paper analyzes alternative sentences for federal offenders and, specifically, United States citizens sentenced under various types of alternatives. This analysis describes current federal sentencing policy governing alternative sentences and examines offenders with alternative sentences using the United States Sentencing Commission’s data. An analysis of factors associated with alternative sentences imposed for eligible offenders provides insight into considerations made by federal sentencing courts in determining whether to impose alternatives. Other products relating to this topic that may also be of interest include the following: United States Sentencing Commission Guidelines Manual 2015 can be found at this link: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/node/49457 Code of Federal Regulations, Title 28, Judicial Administration, Pt. 0-42, Revised as of July 1, 2015 can be found at this link: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/869-082-00111-9 Slip Opinion 13-1333, Coleman v. Tollefson can be found at this link:https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/828-050-00037-1 Slip Opinion 14-6368, Kingsley v. Hendrickson can be found at this link:https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/828-050-00058-3

The Past Predicts The Future: Criminal History and Recidivism of Federal Offenders

Author: United States Sentencing Commission

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9780160938573

Category: Law

Page: 36

View: 1141

The focus of this report is the 25,431 U.S. citizen federal offenders released from prison or placed on probation in calendar year 2005. Recidivism refers to a person's relapse into criminal behavior, often after the person receives sanctions or undergoes interventions for a previous crime. Recidivism is typically measured by criminal acts that resulted in the re-arrest, re-conviction, and/or re-incarceration of the offender over a specified period of time. Recent developments, particularly public attention to the size of the federal prison population and the cost of incarceration have refocused the Commission's interest on the recidivism of federal offenders. This report takes into account chapters four and two of the Guidelines Manual (ISBN: 9780160934896) in establishing the Commission's methods for evaluation. Scoring points for evaluation of the study group, and criminal history category identification. The Appendix comprised of tables and figures section offers the Study group's offender race, median age, re-conviction rates, re-incarceration rates, offenses categories, and more. Related products: United States Sentencing Commission Guidelines Manual 2016 is available here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/052-070-07703-4 Alternative Sentencing in the Federal Criminal Justice System is available here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/052-070-07686-1?ctid=1103 Federal Probation: A Journal of Correctional Philosophy and Practice print subscription available here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/727-001-00000-0?ctid= Take Charge of Your Future: Get the Education and Training You Need can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/065-000-01446-7 Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, December 1, 2016 is available here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/federal-rules-criminal-procedure-2016

The Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law 2011

Author: The Associated Press

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 9780465021871

Category: Reference

Page: 448

View: 3734

The style of the Associated Press is the gold standard for news writing. With The AP Stylebook in hand, you can learn how to write and edit with the clarity and professionalism for which they are famous. Fully revised and updated, this new edition contains more than 3,000 A to Z entries—including more than 200 new ones—detailing the AP’s rules on grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, abbreviation, and word and numeral usage. You’ll find answers to such wide-ranging questions as: · When should the names of government bodies be spelled out and when should they be abbreviated?· What are the general definitions of the major religious movements?· Which companies do the big media conglomerates own?· Who are all the members of the British Commonwealth?· How should box scores for baseball games be filed?· What constitutes “fair use”?· What exactly does the Freedom of Information Act cover? With invaluable additional sections on the unique guidelines for business and sports reporting and on how you can guard against libel and copyright infringement, The AP Stylebook is the one reference that all writers, editors, and students cannot afford to be without.

Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence:

Third Edition

Author: Committee on Science, Technology, and Law,Federal Judicial Center,National Research Council,Policy and Global Affairs,Committee on the Development of the Third Edition of the Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309214211

Category: Political Science

Page: 1038

View: 409

The Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence, Third Edition, assists judges in managing cases involving complex scientific and technical evidence by describing the basic tenets of key scientific fields from which legal evidence is typically derived and by providing examples of cases in which that evidence has been used. First published in 1994 by the Federal Judicial Center, the Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence has been relied upon in the legal and academic communities and is often cited by various courts and others. Judges faced with disputes over the admissibility of scientific and technical evidence refer to the manual to help them better understand and evaluate the relevance, reliability and usefulness of the evidence being proffered. The manual is not intended to tell judges what is good science and what is not. Instead, it serves to help judges identify issues on which experts are likely to differ and to guide the inquiry of the court in seeking an informed resolution of the conflict. The core of the manual consists of a series of chapters (reference guides) on various scientific topics, each authored by an expert in that field. The topics have been chosen by an oversight committee because of their complexity and frequency in litigation. Each chapter is intended to provide a general overview of the topic in lay terms, identifying issues that will be useful to judges and others in the legal profession. They are written for a non-technical audience and are not intended as exhaustive presentations of the topic. Rather, the chapters seek to provide judges with the basic information in an area of science, to allow them to have an informed conversation with the experts and attorneys.

Tax Crimes (2015)

Author: John Townsend,Larry Campagna,Steve Johnson,Scott Schumacher

Publisher: LexisNexis

ISBN: 1630430897

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 8164

This new title is one of six releases from the LexisNexis Graduate Tax Series. Tax Crimes, Second Edition (2015) embodies the dual goals established for the LexisNexis Graduate Tax Series: to provide graduate tax students with a solid foundation in the applicable rules and to enhance their skills in reading and applying complex statutes and regulations. To this end, the Assigned Readings emphasize the Code sections and other rule-based materials, including: the Department of Justice Criminal Tax Manual, the Internal Revenue Manual, the United States Sentencing Guidelines, and statutes governing other crimes which frequently are charged together with tax crimes, such as conspiracy, false statement, bankruptcy fraud, and currency offenses. This book addresses the numerous substantive and procedural issues that arise in the investigation, prosecution, and defense of tax crimes and related offenses. The early chapters of the book map the topography, providing an overview of criminal tax, describing the crimes under the Code and related crimes under other statutes, and developing the elements of and principal defenses to tax crimes. The middle chapters take a "life cycle" approach, tracking the stages of a criminal tax case from investigation to pretrial, trial, post-trial, and sentencing. Subsequent chapters address ancillary issues such as the forfeitures, disabilities, publicity, ethics, and civil tax liability and penalties. The concluding chapter summarizes the course and ties the various topics together with a comprehensive Problem. This eBook features links to for further legal research options.

World Development Report 2018

Learning to Realize Education's Promise

Author: World Bank Group

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 1464810982

Category: Education

Page: 236

View: 3564

Every year, the World Bank’s World Development Report (WDR) features a topic of central importance to global development. The 2018 WDR—LEARNING to Realize Education’s Promise—is the first ever devoted entirely to education. And the time is right: education has long been critical to human welfare, but it is even more so in a time of rapid economic and social change. The best way to equip children and youth for the future is to make their learning the center of all efforts to promote education. The 2018 WDR explores four main themes: First, education’s promise: education is a powerful instrument for eradicating poverty and promoting shared prosperity, but fulfilling its potential requires better policies—both within and outside the education system. Second, the need to shine a light on learning: despite gains in access to education, recent learning assessments reveal that many young people around the world, especially those who are poor or marginalized, are leaving school unequipped with even the foundational skills they need for life. At the same time, internationally comparable learning assessments show that skills in many middle-income countries lag far behind what those countries aspire to. And too often these shortcomings are hidden—so as a first step to tackling this learning crisis, it is essential to shine a light on it by assessing student learning better. Third, how to make schools work for all learners: research on areas such as brain science, pedagogical innovations, and school management has identified interventions that promote learning by ensuring that learners are prepared, teachers are both skilled and motivated, and other inputs support the teacher-learner relationship. Fourth, how to make systems work for learning: achieving learning throughout an education system requires more than just scaling up effective interventions. Countries must also overcome technical and political barriers by deploying salient metrics for mobilizing actors and tracking progress, building coalitions for learning, and taking an adaptive approach to reform.

Federal White Collar Crime

Cases and Materials

Author: Julie R. O'Sullivan

Publisher: West Academic


Category: Law

Page: 1188

View: 8698

This law school casebook addresses substantive and procedural areas of importance in white-collar criminal practice. The book covers a variety of substantive crimes, including perjury, false statements, false claims, obstruction of justice, mail and wire fraud, public corruption, insider trading, conspiracy, Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, and money laundering. It then tackles procedural issues critical to white-collar practice such as grand jury, discovery, the Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination as applied to testimony and physical evidence, the attorney-client privilege, representation issues, plea bargaining and cooperation agreements, and parallel proceedings. The materials emphasize ethical issues facing criminal law practitioners. This revision covers the updated corporate charging policy, the Stein decision, and other areas (honest services fraud, RICO, etc.) that have seen a great deal of litigation in the last 2 years.

Bank Secrecy ACT/Anti- Money Laundering Examination Manual

Author: Federal Financial Institutions Examinati,Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (U S )

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9780160927508

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 441

View: 9628

NO FURTHER DISCOUNT ON THIS ITEM-- OVERSTOCK SALE-- Signficantly reduced list price while supplies last. This manual provides guidance to examiners for carrying out Bank Secrecy Act/ Anti- Money Laundering and Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) examinations. An effective Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering compliance program requires sound rish management. This manual also provides guidance on identifying and controlling risks associated with money laundering and terrorist financing. Al-Qaeda: The Many Faces of an Islamist Extremist Threat, Report, June 2006 can be found here: https: //bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/052-070-07483-3 Operationalizing Counter Threat Finance Strategies can be found at this link: http: //bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/008-000-01131-1 Economic Security: Neglected Dimension of National Security can be found at this link: http: //bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/008-020-01617-9 --also available as an ebook at this link: http: //bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/999-000-44440-9 Armed Groups: Studies in National Security, Counterterrorism, and Counterinsurgency can be found at this link: http: //bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/008-020-01573-3CONTROLLED ITEMS REQUIRE SPECIAL ORDERING PROCEDURES-- Please see links to the US Government Online Bookstore to find out how to order Controlled items: Trade Based Money Laundering Reference Guide (English Language Edition) (Package of 5) (Controlled Item) is available here: https: //bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/008-001-00225-4Trade Based Money Laundering Reference Guide (Spanish Language Edition) (package of 5) (Controlled Item) can be found hre: https: //bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/008-001-00226-2 "

Corporate Compliance Answer

Author: Christopher Andrew Myers

Publisher: Practising Law Inst


Category: Law

Page: 1145

View: 4755

Organized in a convenient Q & A format that concisely addresses your key concerns, CORPORATE COMPLIANCE ANSWER BOOK helps: . Public companies meet the challenges of Sarbanes-Oxley reforms and related SEC rules. Government contractors deal with stringent federal procurement mandates. Health care groups satisfy Medicare, Medicaid, and HIPAA privacy and data security standards. Financial institutions cope with the Bank Secrecy Act and guidelines for electronic fund transfers. Corporations meet labor and employment mandates, environmental rules, lobbying and campaign finance laws, export control regulations and FCPA anti-bribery standardsPacked with insight on how to handle internal investigations, manage and retain company records, and qualify for federal leniency programs, CORPORATE COMPLIANCE ANSWER BOOK includes a bounty of compliance-enabling checklists and case studies

Florida and Federal Pharmacy Laws and Rules, 2015-2016 Edition

Author: Publisher's Editorial Staff

Publisher: LexisNexis

ISBN: 1522105913

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 6380

A comprehensive guide to all the State and Federal laws that affect Florida pharmacies on a daily basis, Florida and Federal Pharmacy Laws and Regulations is a trusted and indispensable resource for Florida pharmacy professionals. Compiled by our team of expert editors and staff attorneys at LexisNexis, this convenient volume contains all the information you need to make sure you comply with the rule in the Florida Administrative Code requiring all Florida pharmacies to keep a current copy of the laws and rules governing the practice of pharmacy in the State of Florida. This book is updated annually to ensure that your pharmacy is in compliance with this legal requirement at all times. You'll find coverage of all relevant sections from The Florida Statutes, Florida Administrative Code, the United States Code as well as the Code of Federal Regulations. Finally, for your convenience, the book also includes the entire text of the DEA's Pharmacist's Manual. Whether you are a pharmacy technician purchasing a single copy or the manager of a chain of pharmacies purchasing in volume, Florida and Federal Pharmacy Laws and Regulations is the resource you need at a price you can afford.