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Child Pornography Offenses and Federal Sentencing Guidelines  

Author:  Albert J.  Grudzinskas, Jr., J.D..; Andrew J.  Harris, Ph.D..

Source: Volume 13, Number 04, June/July 2012 , pp.49-55(7)

Sex Offender Law Report

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On February 15, 2012, the U.S. Sentencing Commission (U.S.S.C.) convened hearings to evaluate the implementation of federal sentencing guidelines for child pornography offenses. The hearings were called amid a growing proportion of child pornography cases in the federal judicial caseload and an expanding number of downward departures from the U.S.S.C. guidelines.

Keywords: Sentencing Guidelines, Mean Sentence Length, Guideline ยง 2G2.2, Federal Legislation

Affiliations:  1: University of Massachusetts Medical School; 2: University of Massachusetts Lowell.

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