Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy

Justice Policy

Maine Statistical Analysis Center

1/1/2009 - 6/30/2012
Maine Department of Corrections

The Maine Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) is a collaboration between the USM Muskie School, Cutler Institute and the Maine Department of Corrections. The SAC collects, analyzes and disseminates statistical information from a variety of Maine data sources to highlight trends in crime and criminal justice in the state, identify policy implications, and allow a comparison to regional and national trends. Currently SAC is focusing on (1)preparing to host the 2010 National BJS/JRSA Conference in Portland, Maine; (2) developing state level data on sex offenders; and (3) analyzing sentencing data for the new State Sentencing and Corrections Practices Coordinating Council.

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Start Date: 
Thu, 2009-01-01
End Date: 
Sat, 2012-06-30
Legacy Muskie ID: 
5 107

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