Degrees/Diplomas: PhD University of California, Berkeley JD, (Jurisprudence and Social Policy) JD University of Cincinnati College of Law (Admitted to Ohio and federal bars) BA Cum Laude, Hiram College, Ohio (Majors: Spanish, Political Science)
Research Interests: Police and Municipal Governance, Courts, Law and Society, Plea Bargaining and Sentencing
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. While on Public Service Leave from CUNY in 2016-2018, she served as the Director of Policy Analysis at the Office of the Inspector General for the New York Police Department, in the city's Department of Investigation. 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.