U.S. Sentencing Commission
Introductory & Advanced Guideline Training


Wednesday, February 24, 2016


Topics & Recordings Speakers Powerpoint Materials

Overview of Guideline Application video

Basics of Relevant Conduct
video

Basics of Criminal History
video

Raquel Wilson
Director
Office of Education & Sentencing Practice
United States Sentencing Commission

Rusty Burress
Principal Training Advisor
Office of Education & Sentencing Practice
United States Sentencing Commission

 

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Topics & Recordings Speakers Powerpoint Materials

Relevant Conduct with Felon in Possession
video

Melody Brannon
Federal Public Defender
District of Kansas

Duston Slinkard
Criminal Coordinator, Topeka
U.S. Attorney’s Office ‐ District of Kansas

Rusty Burress ‐ USSC

Relevant Conduct & Felon-in-Possession
(Brannon, Slinkard & Burress Powerpoint)

Current Trends in Sentencing Research
video

Frank O. Bowman III
Floyd R. Gibson Missouri Endowed
Professor of Law ‐ University of Missouri

Glenn Schmitt
Director, Office of Research and Data
United States Sentencing Commission

Sentencing Research/Sentencing Practice
(Frank O. Bowman, III Powerpoint)


Sentencing Research
(Glenn Schmitt Powerpoint)


Departures and Variances under §3553
video

Michael Kennedy
Assistant Federal Public Defender
District of Nevada

Gene Porter
Criminal Division Chief
U.S. Attorney’s Office ‐ WDMO

Raquel Wilson ‐ USSC

Departures and Variances under 18 USC 3553 (Michael J. Kennedy Powerpoint)

 

 

Departures and Variances
(Raquel Wilson Powerpoint)


Judges Panel
video

Judge Daniel D. Crabtree
District of Kansas

Chief Judge Greg Kays
Judge Stephen R. Bough
Western District of Missouri

Panel Moderator, J.R. Hobbs
Criminal Defense Attorney, Kansas City


Sentencing Strategies Involving Child Pornography
video

Dr. Tahir Rahman, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
School of Medicine, University of Missouri

Raquel Wilson ‐ USSC

 

Sentencing Strategies for Child Pornography Cases
(Raquel Wilson Powerpoint)


Categorical Approach and Johnson
video

Kate Menendez
Assistant Federal Public Defender
District of Minnesota

Jeff Valenti
Narcotics and Violent Crimes Chief
U.S. Attorney’s Office ‐ WDMO

Raquel Wilson ‐ USSC

Categorical Approach and Johnson
(Wilson, Valenti & Menendez Powerpoint)

Sentencing Reform and Pending Legislation
video

James E. Felman, Esq.
Partner, Kynes, Markman & Felman

Glenn Schmitt ‐ USSC


 

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