January/February 2009 issue

New Publication from the U.S. Sentencing Commission

The United States Sentencing Commission has released a new publication, Changing Face of Federal Criminal Sentencing: Seventeen Years of Growth in the Federal Sentencing Caseload. This publication provides an overview of the number and types of offenses tried in the federal courts and the people who commit them. It examines the growth in the federal criminal caseload over a 17-year period, the changing trends in the types of crime committed and the demographic characteristics of the offenders who commit these crimes. The publication reviews data reported to the United States Sentencing Commission for fiscal year 1991 through fiscal year 2007. All libraries should have a print copy of this in the next month or two.