ABSTRACT

Mandatory Minimum Penalties for Firearms Offenses in the Federal Criminal Justice System   [open pdf - 3MB]

"This publication is the third in the Commission's series on mandatory minimum penalties. In 2017, the Commission published the first two publications in its series, 'Overview of Mandatory Minimum Penalties in the Federal Criminal Justice System' (2017 'Overview Publication') and 'Mandatory Minimum Penalties for Drug Offenses in the Federal Criminal Justice System.' These publications built on the Commission's 2011 'Report to the Congress: Mandatory Minimum Penalties in the Federal Criminal Justice System' (2011 'Mandatory Minimum Report'). The 2011 report, which was submitted pursuant to a congressional directive, provided detailed historical analyses of the evolution of federal mandatory minimum penalties, scientific literature on the topic, and extensive analysis of the Commission's own data, public comment, and expert testimony. The 2017 'Overview Publication' highlighted recent trends in the charging of offenses carrying mandatory minimum penalties and provided updated sentencing data demonstrating the impact of those penalties, supplementing the analysis presented in the 2011 'Mandatory Minimum Report'."

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Date:
2018-03
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Public Domain
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U.S. Government Publishing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
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