The Model Federal Sentencing Guidelines Project: Departures, Model Sentencing Guidelines §5.1

4 Pages Posted: 13 Sep 2006

Abstract

This Article is the twelfth of twelve parts of a set of Model Federal Sentencing Guidelines designed to illustrate the feasibility and advantages of a simplified approach to federal sentencing proposed by the Constitution Project Sentencing Initiative. The Model Sentencing Guidelines and the Constitution Project report are all to be published in Volume 18, Number 5 of the Federal Sentencing Reporter. The project is described in an essay titled 'Tis a Gift To Be Simple: A Model Reform of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, available on SSRN at http://ssrn.com/abstract=927929.

This segment of the project contains rules governing the imposition of sentences below the applicable sentencing range (departures) based on factors not adequately addressed in the guidelines themselves.

Keywords: sentencing, crime, criminal law, Federal Sentencing Guidelines, departures, sentencing commission, United States Sentencing Commission

JEL Classification: K10, K14, K41, K42

Suggested Citation

Bowman III, Frank O., The Model Federal Sentencing Guidelines Project: Departures, Model Sentencing Guidelines §5.1. Federal Sentencing Reporter, Vol. 18, p. 380, June 2006; U of Missouri-Columbia School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2006-31. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=929471

Frank O. Bowman III (Contact Author)

University of Missouri School of Law ( email )

Missouri Avenue & Conley Avenue
Columbia, MO MO 65211
United States
573-882-2749 (Phone)

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