Roundtable Breakfast - Collaborative Agreements in Police-Community Conflicts

  • Thu, September 12, 2013
  • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • John Jay College of Criminal Justice: 524 West 59th Street , Room 630, NYC

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The Association for Conflict Resolution
of Greater New York

and
The CUNY Dispute Resolution Center at John Jay College

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NYC-DR Roundtable Breakfast


Note: Breakfast is on September 12th, NOT September 5th

 

COLLABORATIVE AGREEMENTS IN POLICE-COMMUNITY CONFLICTS


Professor Candace McCoy

In Cincinnati in 2001, minority youth rioted after the police shot an unarmed black man, the sixteenth such shooting in a 5-year period. The Black United Front, a coalition of activist groups, demanded justice from city government, and a group of attorneys, representing the families of the deceased, consiloidated their cases for hearing before a federal court. In finding that Cincinnati Police Department actions constituted an unlawful "custom, policy and practice," the Court ordered monetary compensation but also embraced an innovative process of police-neighborhood interaction aimed at achieving shared agreement about police reform. The result--supported by the Police Union, the Black United Front, the litigants and citizens all over the city--was a Collaborative Agreement that set out a detailed agenda for reform. Dr. McCoy will discuss the characteristics of the facilitative process leading to the Agreement, and will present results of her recent research about how sustainable the police reforms were. The Cincinnati collaborative process has been cited as a model for other cities to consider, most recently in the New York City stop-and-frisk case, FLOYD V. CITY OF NEW YORK.
 


CANDACE MCCOY is a professor
on the faculty of CUNY's Graduate Center
and is affiliated with the Department of
Criminal Justice at John Jay College. She
specializes in the study of criminal justice
policies. A criminal justice generalist, she
has published on such topics as sentencing, plea bargaining, jury decision-
making, 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's research about police and policing reaches from local to international. She is currently researching the effect of
police-citizen collaboration in resolving conflict and reforming the police department in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she had practiced law in the 1980s. In 2009, she worked with the National Police Improvement Agency of England and Wales as a Bramshill Fellow.
Dr. McCoy teaches Criminal Justice Policy and seminars on "Policing" and "Courts" in the Doctoral Program in Criminal Justice of CUNY.



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