Candace McCoy, a Professor at the Graduate Center and John
Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New
York will talk about aspects of the function and dysfunction
of the United States criminal justice system. The event will be
at Princeton Friends Meeting on Sunday, April 21, from 7 to 8
p.m. Everyone is invited to the talk and to the potluck dinner
that precedes the talk at 6:00 p.m. Open discussion will follow.
Her talk will explore these questions, which, as she says, obsess
Why is it that jury trials are used in less than 1% of criminal cases
Why did plea bargaining become so powerful?
If you need due process from an American court, what does it take to get it?
How does the death of due process connect to wider problems in
the criminal justice system, such as mass incarceration and racial
and class disparities?
These events will all take place in the First Day School that is on the
same property as the Princeton Friends School, but the buildings are
not the same. The entrance to the campus is off Quaker Road just
before it intersects Mercer Road and just before the road block where
Quaker Road leads to US 1. The First Day School shares a wall with
the burial ground