Monday, November 26, 2012

U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, Simplified

Are you completely mystified by the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines?  Don't know the difference between a base offense level and a criminal history category?  Does the federal sentencing guidelines chart look like a Bingo card on acid to you?

These new videos from the U.S. Sentencing Commission might just save the day.

Three introductory films cover these important topics:

  • Part 1:  Overview of the U.S. Sentencing Commission
  • Part 2:  Overview of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines
  • Part 3:  Basic Guideline Structure and Initial Application Decisions
Start with these videos, and don't forget FAMM's resources online, and you're well on your way to becoming a true sentencing nerd.