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Two sentencing experts discuss the importance of effectively using statistics in federal sentencing to avoid unwarranted disparities. The authors provide an overview to practitioners on how to best use the data in mitigation of punishment.
U.S. Sentencing Commission Overview of the First Step Act
The U.S. Sentencing Commission’s 2017 Amendment Cycle: Acceptance of Responsibility and Relevant Conduct, White Collar Crime Report, Bloomberg Law, March 31, 2017
The Federal Law Enforcement Informer January 2018 - updates regarding cases that affect policing procedure distributed by the Department of Homeland Security
Slang Terms and Code Words: A Reference for Law Enforcement Personnel
Report on the Peer Review of the Expert Testimony in the Cases of State of Texas v. Cameron Todd Willingham and State of Texas v. Ernest Ray Willis
Release from Prison — A High Risk of Death for Former Inmates
Python Series II Radar Operator's Manual
"Plea Bargained vs. Open Pleas: What the Data Reveal," Westlaw Journal White Collar Crime, March 2017
"Objectives — This report presents preliminary U.S. data on deaths, death rates, life expectancy, leading causes of death, and infant mortality for 2011 by selected characteristics such as age, sex, race, and Hispanic origin."
A 1992 instruction manual on using speed camera technology.
Child Sexual Abuse Cases
Guidelines for Medical Care of Children Who May Have Been Sexually Abused, Kaplan et. al
Guide for Child Porn Cases - There are common issues with child pornography cases that can be dealt with to make the case go more smoothly for you and your client.
First Step Act of 2018 Early Release for Elderly Inmates, White Collar & Criminal Law Reporter, Bloomberg Law, May 2, 2019
Example Subpoena Language for Call Detail Records