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Sourcebook of Federal Sentencing Statistics 2012

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100 pages
This online document is the U.S. Sentencing Commission's 2012 Sourcebook of Federal Sentencing Statistics.
This 2012 Sourcebook of Federal Sentencing Statistics from the U.S. Sentencing Commission contains descriptive statistics on the application of Federal sentencing guidelines, as well as selected district, circuit, and national sentencing data. The data for this Sourcebook is collected by the U.S. Sentencing Commission. As required by U.S. Code, sentencing courts are required to submit the following information to the Commission within 30 days of entry of judgment in a criminal case: 1) the judgment and commitment order; 2) the written statement of reasons; 3) any plea agreement; 4) the indictment or other charging document; 5) the presentence report; and 6) any other information the Commission requests. Data from this information is extracted and coded into the Commission's various datasets: the Offender Dataset, the Organizational Dataset, and the Appeals Dataset. The tables in the Sourcebook are separated by major category: Circuit and District Statistics, Primary Offense and Offender Characteristics, Sentencing Information, Guideline Application, Departures and Sentences Within the Guideline Range, Drug Cases, Immigration Cases, Organizational Sentencing Practices, Sentencing Appeals, and Resentencing and Other Modifications of Sentence. The Sourcebook also contains two appendixes: Appendix A: Description of Datafiles, Variables, and Footnots; and Appendix B: Selected Sentencing Statistics by District. The Sourcebook is an online document and can be accessed at www.ussc.gov/Research_and_Statistics/Annual_Reports_and_Sourcebooks/2012/sbtoc12.htm. Tables and figures