Interactive Sourcebook How-To Guide

The Interactive Sourcebook (ISB) provides interactive information similar to that found in the Commission’s annual Sourcebook of Federal Sentencing Statistics (Sourcebook). The ISB also provides interactive information not currently available through the Commission’s printed Sourcebooks. This features guide will explain in detail how to use all of the interactive features of the website. Contents and click on the + sign next to the section headings to access the list of tables and figures available in the section of interest.

Choosing a Topic Area of Interest:

On the landing page is a link on the left-hand side to Basic Sentencing Data. For those unfamiliar with the type of information that the United States Sentencing Commission collects, this link will provide a small set of basic tables and figures that give a broad overview of sentencing data.

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First time visitors may also want to view the links on the left-hand side of the landing page for the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About the ISB, the Guidelines Manual, and About the Commission. The FAQs provide answers to common questions about the website, the data, and the Commission. The Guidelines manual is a link to an electronic copy of the latest version of the Guidelines Manual which lists all of the guidelines, specific offense characteristics, and adjustments which are referenced in some of the ISB tables.