Professor Peter C. Moskos John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Peter Moskos is an associate professor in the Department of Law and Police Science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He is also on the faculty of CUNY's Doctoral Program in Sociology and LaGuardia Community College in Queens.
Moskos is a Harvard and Princeton trained sociologist and former Baltimore City police officer. He focuses on police culture, crime prevention, qualitative methods, and ending the war on drugs.
His first book, Cop in the Hood, won the 2008 American Publishers Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence, Best Book in Sociology. His second book, In Defense of Flogging, was listed as a "Favorite Book of the Year" by Mother Jones and earned Moskos recognition as one of Atlantic Magazine's "Brave Thinkers of 2011." Moskos's third book is Greek Americans: Struggle and Success (2013).
Along with books and academic journal publications, Moskos reaches policy makers and the broader public though media apperances and articles in the New York Times, The Washington Post,The Chronicle of Higher Education, Washington Monthly, Macleans, Pacific Standard, Slate, and his blog, Copinthehood.com.
Moskos was born in Chicago, went to public schools in Evanston, Illinois, and lives in Astoria, Queens.