TITLE

From Booker to Gall: The Evolution of the Reasonableness Doctrine as Applied to White-Collar Criminals and Sentencing Variances

AUTHOR(S)
Kannenberg, Casey C.
PUB. DATE
September 2008
SOURCE
Journal of Corporation Law;Fall2008, Vol. 34 Issue 1, p349
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the role of court cases United States v. Booker and Gall v. United States on the country's federal sentencing scheme and the doctrine of reasonableness to white-collar criminal sentences. The author explores the Sentencing Reform Act of 1984, which introduced a broad reaching reform of federal sentencing in the country. Additionally, the act created the U.S. Sentencing Commission which is responsible for enacting guidelines and sentencing policies for the federal courts. He found that circuit courts tend to be bias in applying the doctrine to white-collar criminals.
ACCESSION #
35893703

 

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