This Article is the twelfth of twelve parts of a set of Model Federal Sentencing Guidelines designed to illustrate the feasibility and advantages of a simplified approach to federal sentencing proposed by the Constitution Project Sentencing Initiative. The Model Sentencing Guidelines and the Constitution Project report are all to be published in Volume 18, Number 5 of the Federal Sentencing Reporter. The project is described in an essay titled 'Tis a Gift To Be Simple: A Model Reform of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, available on SSRN at http://ssrn.com/abstract=927929. This segment of the project contains rules governing the imposition of sentences below the applicable sentencing range (departures) based on factors not adequately addressed in the guidelines themselves.
Frank O. Bowman III, The Model Federal Sentencing Guidelines Project: Departures, Model Sentencing Guidelines §5.1, 18 Fed. Sent. R. 380 (2006)