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FSR asked Stanton Wheeler, the Ford Foundation Professor of Law and the Social Sciences at Yale Law School, to comment on the Milken case. Beginning in 1976, Wheeler served as Director of a federal research program to study white collar crime. His 1988 book, Sitting in Judgment: The Sentencing of White-Collar Criminals, co-authored with Kenneth Mann and Austin Sarat, offers–in our view–the fullest analysis of federal judges' thinking processes and perspectives on white collar sentencing prior to sentencing guidelines.

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