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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

PUBLIC LAW 98-473—OCT. 12, 1984

98 STAT. 2025

time to time require and as may be produced consistent with other law; "(9) monitor the performance of probation officers with regard to sentencing recommendations, including application of the Sentencing Commission guidelines and policy statements; "(10) issue instructions to probation officers concerning the application of Commission guidelines and policy statements; (11) arrange with the head of any other Federal agency for the performance by such agency of any function of the Commission, with or without reimbursement; "(12) establish a research and development program within the Commission for the purpose of^ "(A) serving as a clearinghouse and information center for the collection, preparation, and dissemination of information on Federal sentencing practices; and "(B) assisting and serving in a consulting capacity to Federal courts, departments, and agencies in the development, maintenance, and coordination of sound sentencing practices; "(13) collect systematically the data obtained from studies, research, and the empirical experience of public and private agencies concerning the sentencing process; "(14) publish data concerning the sentencing process; "(15) collect systematically and disseminate information concerning sentences actually imposed, and the relationship of such sentences to the factors set forth in section 3553(a) of title 18, United States Code; Ante, p. 1989. "(16) collect systematically and disseminate information regarding effectiveness of sentences imposed; "(17) devise and conduct, in various geographical locations, seminars and workshops providing continuing studies for persons engaged in the sentencing field; "(18) devise and conduct periodic training programs of instruction in sentencing techniques for judicial and probation personnel and other persons connected with the sentencing process;

"(19) study the feasibility of developing guidelines for the disposition of juvenile delinquents; (20) make recommendations to Congress concerning modification or enactment of statutes relating to sentencing, penal, and correctional matters that the Commission finds to be necessary and advisable to carry out an effective, humane and rational sentencing policy; "(21) hold hearings and call witnesses that might assist the Commission in the exercise of its powers or duties; and "(22) perform such other functions as are required to permit Federal courts to meet their responsibilities under section 3553(a) of title 18, United States Code, and to permit others involved in the Federal criminal justice system to meet their related responsibilities. "(b) The Commission shall have such other powers and duties and shall perform such other functions as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this chapter, and may delegate to any member or designated person such powers as may be appropriate other than the power to establish general policy statements and guidelines pursuant to section 994(a)(1) and (2), the issuance of general policies and promulgation of rules and regulations pursuant to subsection (a)(1)

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