Wednesday, November 9, 2005

White Collar Sentencing

Professor Doug Berman's wonderful post here on white collar sentences tells of  an "insurance analyst receiving a below-guideline sentence for his role in an insider-trading scheme."  Yes, some white collar sentences may receive below guideline preference, but that is in large part because the sentencing guidelines for many of these offenses are beyond reality.  When a white collar offender, who cannot again commit this form of crime and is no threat to society, is given a sentence that is greater than someone who has the potential to continue to hurt people in society, there needs to be a re-evaluation of the sentencing process.


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