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NCJ Number: 200616 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Amendments to the Sentencing Guidelines
Corporate Author: US Sentencing Cmssn
United States of America
Date Published: 2003
Page Count: 87
Sponsoring Agency: US Sentencing Cmssn
Washington, DC 20002
Sale Source: US Sentencing Cmssn
1 Columbus Circle, NE
Suite 2-500, South Lobby
Washington, DC 20002
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Legislative/Regulatory Material
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This documents presents PROTECT Act amendments and other amendments submitted to Congress on May 1, 2003.
Abstract: Some amendments to the PROTECT Act include trafficking in material involving the sexual exploitation of a minor; possession of materials depicting a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct; acceptance of responsibility; and repeat and dangerous sex offender against minors. Also included are family ties and responsibilities and community ties; grounds for departure and diminished capacity; and aberrant behavior and specific offender characteristics as grounds for downward departure in child crimes and sexual offenses. Kidnapping amendments made pursuant to the PROTECT Act involve kidnapping, abduction, and unlawful restraint. These amendments to sentencing guidelines are effective April 30 and May 30, 2003. The following amendments were submitted to Congress on May 1, 2003: involuntary manslaughter, corporate fraud, cybersecurity, terrorism, campaign finance, oxycodone, immigration, offenses involving body armor, and Section 5G1.3. There were also miscellaneous amendments including criminal sexual abuse; larceny, embezzlement, and other forms of theft; conflict of interest; unlawfully distributing a listed chemical; and obstructing an election or registration.
Main Term(s): Legislation; Sentencing guidelines
Index Term(s): Corporate sentencing; Court reform; Federal sentencing guidelines; Post-conviction remedies; Sentencing reform; Sentencing/Sanctions
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