White Collar Crime: Why the Sentencing Disparity Despite Uniform Guidelines
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This article discusses major sources of sentencing disparity affecting defendants of white-collar crimes in federal court despite the existence of uniform sentencing guidelines. The focus of the article is to answer one primary question: Why might a defendant convicted of white-collar crime in one court receive a materially different sentence than he or she would have received if convicted in another court? As will be shown, the answer has many components.
Named Student Article of the Year by the Pepperdine Law Review – i.e., best student article among all student articles published in Pepperdine Law Review that year.