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Federal Criminal Sentencing: Where Are We and Where Do We Go Next?

Recorded on September 21, 2004

Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium

Federal criminal sentencing policy now, more than ever, is the subject of substantial public debate. Incarceration rates are up and violent crime rates are down - suggesting that our incarceration policies are a success. Yet, a recent report by the American Bar Association is critical of government policy as overly onerous. Meanwhile, Congress and the Courts are in a tug-of-war over which branch controls sentencing policy. Join us for an informative debate on the status of federal criminal sentencing policy.