Candace McCoy


Professor, CUNY Graduate Center

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Candace McCoy is a professor on the faculty of CUNY’s Graduate Center, and is affiliated with the Department of Criminal Justice. She specializes in the study of criminal justice policies. A criminal justice generalist, she has published on such topics as sentencing, plea bargaining, jury decisionmaking, police practices, and drug courts. She has also taught in the field of criminal justice ethics. Recent publications include reviews and commentary about drug courts and the chapter on “Prosecution” in the Oxford Handbook of Criminal Justice (2011). With Jerome Skolnick and Malcolm Feeley, she co-edited the textbook Criminal Justice: Cases and Materials, 6th ed. (Foundation Press: 2004). She received the American Society of Criminology’s Herbert Block Award for distinguished service to the profession in 2003. In 2006, she was appointed as Chair of the State of New Jersey’s Criminal Disposition Commission. Dr. McCoy is a member of the core faculty of the Doctoral Program in Criminal Justice at John Jay College, and she also regularly teaches for the master's program in Criminal Justice.