Maryland State Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy

Supporting fair and proportional sentencing policy

Maryland State Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy

Supporting fair and proportional sentencing policy

Maryland State Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy

Supporting fair and proportional sentencing policy

The Maryland General Assembly created the Maryland State Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy (MSCCSP) in 1999 as an independent agency to support fair and proportional sentencing policy and to monitor the State’s voluntary sentencing guidelines for criminal cases sentenced in the circuit courts. The MSCCSP is responsible for collecting and automating the sentencing guidelines worksheets, maintaining the sentencing guidelines database, monitoring circuit court sentencing practice, adopting changes to the guidelines consistent with the sentencing practices of Maryland circuit court judges, and providing training and orientation to criminal justice practitioners who apply the sentencing guidelines.

News

August 1, 2022

The Maryland State Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy (MSCCSP) is HIRING! The MSCCSP seeks applicants for a Research Analyst/Faculty Specialist. The research analyst position assists with sentencing guidelines data collection, data verification, data dashboard management, and report writing in support of the Commission’s goals. The position is based at the University of Maryland in College Park and offers some opportunity for remote work. Those interested in contributing to the Commission’s work to support fair and proportional sentencing policy should submit an application through the University of Maryland application site.