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Title: United States Sentencing Commission Trainer's Manual
Corporate Author: US Sentencing Cmssn
United States of America
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 213
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
US Sentencing Cmssn
Washington, DC 20002
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Training (Handbook/Manual)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This manual is intended for use in training probation officers, assistant United States attorneys, Federal public defenders, and private attorneys to train others in applying the sentencing guidelines of the United States Sentencing Commission.
Abstract: The information is intended to educate the various elements of the Federal criminal justice system about the Commission's intent regarding the application of the guidelines. The manual's three sections cover guideline application, multiple counts, and relevant conduct. Each section is designed as a complete training packet on a specific area of guidelines application. Thus, each section contains a lecture outline of the subject area, overheads noted in the lecture outlines, quizzes and other supporting materials, exercises, and test cases designed for small group discussions. Future additions to the manual will cover the criminal history, departures from the guidelines, imposition of the sentence, and a computer program (ASSYST) focusing on the application of the guidelines.
Main Term(s): Sentencing guidelines
Index Term(s): Criminal justice training; Federal courts; Sentencing factors
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