Professor Peter C. Moskos
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Department of Law, Police Science, and Criminal Justice Administration

Peter Moskos is an associate professor in the Department of Law, Police Science, and Criminal Justice Administration at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. A Harvard and Princeton trained sociologist and former Baltimore City Police Officer, Moskos studies people the old-fashioned way: He talks to them.

In addition to his primary duties at John Jay College, Moskos is a faculty member in CUNY's Doctoral Program in Sociology, teaches introductory police classes at LaGuardia Community College in Queens, and is a Senior Fellow of the Yale Urban Ethnography Project.

Moskos's three books -- Cop in the Hood, In Defense of Flogging, and Greek Americans -- have won high praise and earned him recognition as one of Atlantic Magazine's "Brave Thinkers" of the year. He has also published in the Washington Post, Washington Monthly, the New York Times, CNN, Macleans, Pacific Standard, Slate, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and his blog, copinthehood.com. Peter Moskos can be reached at: mail@petermoskos.com

Moskos is currently working on an oral history of policing, told from the perspective of police officers who were on the job.

80 word bio: Peter Moskos is an associate professor in the Department of Law, Police Science, and Criminal Justice Administration at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He is on the faculty of CUNY's Doctoral Program in Sociology and is also a Senior Fellow of the Yale Urban Ethnography Project. A Princeton and Harvard trained sociologist and former Baltimore City Police Officer, Moskos is the author of three books, Cop in the Hood, In Defense of Flogging, and Greek Americans.

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