Stacy Skroban Najaka is the Research Director of the Maryland State Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy (MSCCSP) where she is responsible for oversight of the research activities of the Commission. Much of her work involves analysis of sentencing guidelines data to assess sentencing practices and inform sentencing policy across the state. She received a Ph.D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2000. Prior to joining the Commission in October 2005, Dr. Najaka served as a Research Associate at the University of Maryland where she directed a statewide evaluation of prevention and intervention strategies throughout Maryland, managed a randomized study of the Baltimore City Drug Treatment Court, and worked with Maryland’s Division of Parole and Probation to improve the design and use of its data systems to enhance both internal agency management and the supervision of offenders. Her research has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, including Journal of Quantitative Criminology, Prevention Science, Journal of Experimental Criminology, and Criminology and Public Policy.

Areas of Interest

  • Program and Policy Evaluation, Sentencing, Research Methods

Degrees

  • Degree Type
    MA
    Degree Details
    University of Maryland College Park, Criminology & Criminal Justice
  • Degree Type
    PhD
    Degree Details
    University of Maryland College Park, Criminology & Criminal Justice
  • Degree Type
    BS
    Degree Details
    Shepherd University, Sociology (magna cum laude)
Stacy Skroban Najaka
4511 Knox Road, Suite 309
Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Email
snajaka [at] umd.edu