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NCJ Number: 173687 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Sex Offenses Against Children: Findings and Recommendations Regarding Federal Penalties
Corporate Author: US Sentencing Cmssn
United States of America
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 46
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Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This is a report to Congress of the United States Sentencing Commission's Findings and Recommendations Regarding Federal Penalties for Sex Offenses Against Children.
Abstract: Penalties for sex offenses against children have been increased several times in recent years and are quite severe. Nevertheless, some amendments may be appropriate to increase sentences for the most dangerous offenders, ensure consistency in sentencing, and clarify certain provisions that have been improperly implemented and used. A significant portion of child pornography offenders have a criminal history that involves the sexual abuse or exploitation of children and those with such histories are at greater risk of recidivism. The Commission significantly increased sentences for some child pornography offenses and considered increases for other pornography and sexual abuse offenses. In addition, the Commission recommended that Congress increase certain statutory maximum penalties so that the guideline amendments designed to increase sentences are allowed to operate to their full extent without being capped by existing statutory limits. Table, notes
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Child molesters; Child protection laws; Child Sexual Abuse; Commission reports; Pornography; Sentencing recommendations; Sentencing/Sanctions; Sex offenses; US Sentencing Commission
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