Federal Sentencing for Business Crimes (formerly Federal Sentencing Manual)

Authors Kirby D. Behre and A. Jeff Ifrah have revised the contents of this two-volume set to change its focus from a general application of the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines to criminal cases to a more detailed analysis of the sentencing aspects of specific white collar crimes.
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Authors Kirby D. Behre and A. Jeff Ifrah have revised the contents of this two-volume set to change its focus from a general application of the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines to criminal cases to a more detailed analysis of the sentencing aspects of specific white collar crimes. The only comprehensive federal sentencing treatise with a business crime focus, Federal Sentencing for Business Crimes offers clear and practical guidance through the complexities of the Sentencing Guidelines to both novice and experienced prosecutors and defense attorneys.

Subscribers to Federal Sentencing for Business Crimes receive the following:

  • An overview of the U.S. Sentencing Commission, the federal sentencing guidelines, and the Sentencing Reform Act.
  • Discussion of the offense guidelines and what constitutes relevant conduct.
  • Analysis of adjustments and upward and downward departures.
  • Explanation of the impact of criminal history on a defendant's sentence and the role of plea agreements and plea agreement procedure in the sentencing process.
  • Expert treatment on sentencing process and procedure, including a discussion of applicable fines, terms of probation, and supervisory release.
  • Review of applicable grounds for appealing a sentence.
  • Explanation of sentencing alternatives and the role of the Bureau of Prisons.
  • Separate chapters on specific offenses related to white collar crime, including: antitrust crimes, bankruptcy fraud, computer crimes, environmental crimes, food and drug crimes, securities fraud, and tax offenses.
  • Separate softbound volume containing the most current U.S. Sentencing Guidelines.

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    Table of Contents

    Volume 1
    Chapter 1 Overview of the Guidelines
    Chapter 2 The Offense Guidelines and Relevant Conduct
    Chapter 3 Adjustments
    Chapter 4 Departures
    Chapter 5 Criminal History
    Chapter 6 Plea Agreements and Procedure
    Chapter 7 Sentencing Options and Procedure
    Chapter 8 Post-Sentence Procedure and Practice
    Chapter 9 Reserved
    Chapter 10 Reserved
    Appendix A U.S. Sentencing Commission's Sourcebook of Federal Sentencing Statistics
    Appendix B Sentencing Reform Act
    Appendix C Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure (Selected Rules)
    Appendix D Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure (Selected Rules)
    Appendix E Title 18, United States Code Selected Sections Regarding Criminal Procedure
    Appendix F United States Attorneys' Manual (Selected Sections)
    Appendix G Selected Sections from the Benchbook for U.S. District Court Judges
    Appendix H The Presentence Investigative Report for Defendants Sentenced Under the Sentencing Reform Act of 1984

    Volume 2
    Chapter 11 Antitrust Offenses
    Chapter 12 Bankruptcy Crimes
    Chapter 13 Reserved
    Chapter 14 Computer and Intellectual Property Crimes
    Chapter 15 The Sentencing of Organizations
    Chapter 16 Environmental Crimes
    Chapter 17 Fraud and Theft Offenses
    Chapter 18 Food and Drug Offenses
    Chapter 19 Health Care Crimes
    Chapter 20 Reserved
    Chapter 21 Reserved
    Chapter 22 Reserved
    Chapter 23 Public Corruption
    Chapter 24 Securities and Sentencing
    Chapter 25 Reserved
    Chapter 26 Tax Offenses
    Chapter 27 Alternative Sanctions in the Federal Criminal Justice System
    Chapter 28 The Federal Bureau of Prisons
    Appendix I Sample Presentence Reports
    Appendix J Model Sentencing Recommendations
    Appendix K Explanation of the Presentence Investigation Report
    Appendix L Sample Probation Forms
    Appendix M Sentencing Worksheets for Individuals
    Appendix N Sentencing Worksheets for Organizations
    Appendix O Judicial Resource Guide to the Federal Bureau of Prisons
    Appendix P Civil Disabilities of Convicted Felons: A State-by-State Survey (Selected Excerpt)
    Appendix Q Department of Justice Reference Material
    Appendix R Sentencing Guidance in Environmental Prosecutions, Including the Use of Supplemental Sentencing Measures , Developed by the U.S. Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division, Environmental Crimes Section in Consultation With the Environmental Crimes Policy Committee (December 2000)
    Appendix S Report to Congress on the Activities and Operations of the Public Integrity Section for 2001
    Appendix T USSC Statement of Reasons
    Appendix U Alternative Sentencing in the Federal Criminal Justice System
    Appendix V Memorandum from Eric H. Holder Jr., Attorney General, on Department Policy on Charging and Sentencing to All Federal Prosecutors (May 19, 2010)
    Appendix W Inmate Load and Security Designation Form
    Appendix X Memorandum for Designation and Sentence Computation Center (February 2, 2009)
    Appendix Y Memorandum for Chief Executive Officers (June 24, 2010)