The Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing was created by the Pennsylvania General Assembly in 1978. The Commission promulgates guidelines intended to promote sentencing equity and fairness, and conducts research and evaluation related to sentencing in the Commonwealth. The Commission is responsible for ongoing evaluation research of various state programs and is currently engaged in a legislative mandate to incorporate risk assessment into the sentencing guidelines. For more information on the Commission’s current research see pcs.la.psu.edu.
PLEASE NOTE: Most the information contained on this website relates to my personal academic research. The research discussed on this website was not undertaken in my current capacity as Deputy Director of the Commission and does not reflect the views of the Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing.