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This article examines demographic research on child pornography offenders and considers its utility for sentencing reform. It begins by tracing the history of the Internet and federal possession law, detailing particularly how public and political panic about child pornography evolved within a...
Guest editor Jelani Jefferson Exum introduces this issue of Federal Sentencing Reporter , which focuses on federal child pornography sentencing. Acknowledging the timeliness of discussing the current state of and future possibilities for child pornography sentencing, the editors of Federal...
This primary material is excerpted from the 89-page original document available on the United States Sentencing Commission Web site at http://www.ussc.gov . The document includes demographic and sentence-length data for child pornography production offenders and child pornography possession...
Community notification laws may make sense in the context of traditional sex offenses and sex offenders. But child pornography crimes and the individuals who commit them are different, and they differ from archetypal sex crimes and criminals in ways that may unintentionally cause community...
As a number of commentators and courts have noted, the Guideline sentences for possession of child pornography are quite harsh. A number of district courts have used their post- Booker discretion to impose below-Guideline sentences on those who possess child pornography. This short commentary...
This 8-page letter to the U.S. Sentencing Commission Chair from the U.S. Department of Justice Criminal Division is reprinted from the U.S. Department of Justice Web site at http://www.justice.gov/ . The letter notes the challenges facing federal sentencing and corrections policy and, in a...
The U.S. Sentencing Commission is reportedly nearing release of a much-anticipated report to Congress assessing the validity of §§ 2G2.2 as a sentencing tool. A consensus for considering reform exists. What remains uncertain is what sort of changes might be coming, and by what process they may...
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