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

Curriculum Vitae updated Jan, 2016 (older pdf version)

Peter C. Moskos, Associate Professor
Dept. of Law, Police Science, and Criminal Justice Administration
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
524 W. 59th St., Room 422-6; New York, NY 10019;


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 also serves on the faculty of the City University of New York's Doctoral Program in Sociology, Doctoral Program in Criminal Justice, and the Department of Social Science at LaGuardia Community College. Moskos is a Senior Fellow of the Yale Urban Ethnography Project.

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 Greek Americans: Struggle and Success (2013), examines the history, culture, and status of Greek immigrants and their descendants in American.

Along with books and academic journal publications, Moskos reaches policy makers and the broader public though media appearances and articles in the New York Times, The Washington Post, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Washington Monthly, Macleans, Pacific Standard, Slate, and his blog,

Moskos was born in Chicago, went to public schools in Evanston, Illinois, and lives in Astoria, Queens.

Feel free to read a sample from Cop in the Hood or In Defense of Flogging or any other of his publications.


Ph.D. 2004. Harvard University, Sociology.
M.A. 2004. Harvard University, Sociology.
A.B. 1994. Princeton University, Sociology (Magna Cum Laude).
Evanston Township High School. 1989.


Police patrol and crime prevention; drug violence; sociology of police culture; police/minority relations; theories of punishment; qualitative methods.


Greek Americans: Struggle and Success (third edition). New Jersey: Transactions Book. 2013.

Reviewed in Journal of Modern Greek Studies.

Featured in The National Herald (New York), "Greek of the Week" (New Greek TV).

In Defense of Flogging. Basic Books. 2011.

Reviewed in The Economist, Mother Jones, Bloomberg, MacClean's, Publishers Weekly, The Daily Beast, New York Newsday, Washington Times, Cleveland Free Press (Mansfield Frazier), Public Discourse: Ethics, Law, and
the Common Good
, News Observer (N.C.), The Village Voice, Library Journal, The National Herald (Astoria, NY), Organizer (India),California Lawyer, Good, Public Discourse, News-Observer, Rain Taxi Review of Books, Plain Dealer (Cleveland), Metapsychological Online Review, and Baltimore City Paper.

Featured in Mother Jones (Favorite Books of the Year, 2011), The Atlantic (Brave Thinkers of 2011), New Yorker, Chicago Tribune (Clarence Page), Maclean's, Newser,, Time, The Wall Street Journal, Time, The Daily Mail (UK), PBS NewsHour, The Crime Report, Vice, Winona Daily News (MN), Hartford Advocate (CT), New Haven Advocate (CT), Ahmededabad Mirror (Gujarat, India), The Boston Globe (Jeff Jacoby), Harpers, Time, CNN, NewsHour, Andrew Sullivan, Otago Daily Times (New Zealand), Chicago Sun-Times (Neil Steinberg), Época (Brazil), Vulture Anticipation Index, Princeton Alumni Weekly, Vice, Ethics Alarms, Catholic Moral Theology, CNN In the Arena, Hartford Advocate, NewsTalk (Ireland), The Current (CBC radio), Brian Lehrer (WNYC), Charles Adler Show (Canada), The Takeaway (PRI), Joy Cardin Show (Wisconsin Public Radio), Air Talk with Larry Mantle (LA, NPR), National Post (Canada), Baltimore City Paper, Register-Guard (Oregon), NPR Weekend Edition, The Project (Australia), The Herald Sun (Australia), Sunday World (Australia), The Herald Sun's Investigator (Australia), The Project (Australia), The National Herald (New York).

Textbook adaptation: Naughton, Joanne (2012) Annual Editions: Criminal Justice 12/13 (36th edition). McGraw Hill.

Cop in the Hood: My Year Policing Baltimore’s Eastern District. Princeton University Press. 2008.

Winner of the 2008 PROSE Award for best book in sociology.
Reviewed in The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, Baltimore Sun, American Journal of Sociology, British Journal of Sociology, Global Crime, Contemporary Sociology, ACJS Today, International Social Science Review, Jewish Post & Opinion, Baltimore Examiner, Global Socioloogy, Publishers Weekly, Baltimore City Paper, and Freakanomics.

Featured in Nation, Vanity Fair, New York Magazine, City Paper, Marginal Revolution, The Monkey Cage, Slate, Community Policing Dispatch (U.S. Dept. of Justice), Sociology: A Brief Introduction, Crooked Timber, The Leonard Lopate Show (WNYC), Wired.


• Moskos, Peter. 2015. "Observations on the Making of a Police Officer" in Envisioning Criminology: Researchers on Research as a Process of Discovery. Michael D. Maltz and Stephen K. Rice (eds.) Springer.
• Moskos, Peter. 2013. Review of Radley Balko's Rise of the Warrior Cop: "Lockdown Nation: How military-style policing became America's new normal": Pacific Standard, July/August 2013.
• Moskos, Peter. 2013. "The Four-Percent Solution: A Discussion of the Caveats of Catching Big Fish with Nets." ACJS Today, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. Vol 38(2).
• Moskos, Peter. 2013. Review of Bryn Caless's "Policing at the Top: The Roles, Values and Attitudes of Chief Police Officers": International Criminal Justice Review, 22, no. 4: 453-455.
• Moskos, Peter. 2013. Introduction. Collins, Peter A. & David C. Brody, eds. Crime and Justice in the City as Seen Through “The Wire.” Carolina Academic Press.
• Moskos, Peter. 2012. "The Corner: Life on the Streets." In Ethnography and the City: Readings on Doing Urban Fieldwork, edited by Richard E. Ocejo. New York: Routlege. 2012
Moskos, Peter. 2012. The Chronicle of Higher Education. "James Q. Wilson's Practical Humanity." March 3.
Reprinted in ACJS Today: Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. 37(5): 28-30.
• Moskos, Peter. 2011. "Damned if you Don't: The Dilemma of Police Discretion." ACJS Today: Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. 37(2):19-21.
• Gideon, Lior and Peter Moskos. "Observations as Data Collection Methods." In Theories of Research Methodology: Readings in Methods (2nd edition), edited by Lior Gideon. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt, 2011.
• Gideon, Lior and Peter Moskos. "The Interview." In Theories of Research Methodology: Readings in Methods (2nd edition), edited by Lior Gideon. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt, 2011.
• Moskos, Peter. 2011. Review of Jennifer Hunt's "Seven Shots: An NYPD Raid on a Terrorist Cell and Its Aftermath": Journal of Police Crisis Negotiations, 1, no. 1: 90-92.
• Moskos, Peter. 2011. Review of Vicky Conway's "The Blue Wall of Silence: The Morris Tribunal and Police Accountability in Ireland": International Criminal Justice Review, 21, no. 2: 171-172.
• Moskos, Peter. “In Defense of Doing Nothing: The Methodological Utility of Introversion.” In New Directions in Sociology: Essays on Theory and Methodology in the 21st Century, edited by Ieva Zake and Michael DeCesare, 160-171. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co., 2011.
• Chronicle of Higher Education. "In Defense of Flogging." April 24, 2011.
Reprinted: The Herald-Sun (Durham, N.C.), May 8.
• Moskos, Peter. 2010. “Policing: A Sociologist’s Response to an Anthropological Account.” PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review 33, no. S1: 32-35.
• Moskos, Peter. 2008. Review of Bernard E. Harcourt's "Against Prediction": American Journal of Sociology 113, no. 5: 1464-1477.
• Moskos, Peter. 2008. “Two Shades Of Blue: White and Black in the Blue Brotherhood.” Law Enforcement Executive Forum 8, no. 5 (September).
• Moskos, Peter. 2008. “The Better Part of Valor: Court-Overtime Pay as the Main Determinant for Discretionary Police Arrests.Law Enforcement Executive Forum 8, no. 4 (May).
• Moskos, Peter. 2007. “Nine-One-One and the Failure of Police Rapid Response.Law Enforcement Executive Forum 7, no. 4 (May): 137-150.
• Moskos, Peter. 2005. Review of Norm Stamper's Breaking Rank: Law Enforcement News (September).
Police In the 'Hood. 2005. This is my Harvard Sociology PhD thesis. Honestly, you should just read Cop in the Hood. It's better. (The book is like my dissertation, but after three years of rewriting and good editing). But I occassional get requests for my PhD dissertation. So here it is. If this can help some young whipper-snapper police-researching graduate student, all the better!
• Moskos, Peter. 1995. “Afro-Anglo: America’s Core Culture: A Consolidation of Peoples in the United States.National Journal of Sociology 9, No. 2.


• Issues in Criminal Justice, Corrections and Police (CRJ 711): Fall 2015, Spring 2014, Spring 2013, Spring 2012 (2 sections), Fall 2010, Fall 2009, Spring 2009, Fall 2008, Fall 2007, Spring 2007, Fall 2006, Fall 2005.
• Seminar in Police Problems (PSC 401): Spring 2016 (2 sections), Fall 2015, Spring 2014 (2 sections), Fall 2013 (2 section), Spring 2013, Fall 2012, Spring 2011, Fall 2010 (2 sections), Spring 2010 (2 sections), Fall 2009 (2 sections), Spring 2009 (2 section), Fall 2008 (2 sections), Spring 2008 (2 sections), Fall 2007 (2 sections), Spring 2005, Fall 2004 (2 sections).
• American Criminal Justice, Writing Intensive (CJBS 101): Spring 2013.
• Introduction to Policing (SSJ 203,  LaGuardia Community College): Fall 2015, Fall 2013, Spring 2012, Spring 2011, Fall 2010, Spring 2010, Fall 2009.
• Introduction to Criminal Justice (CRJ 101): Spring 2013, Fall 2006, Spring 2005.
• Police Ethics (CRJ 742): Spring 2006.
• Police and the Community (CRJ 757): Fall 2007, Fall 2005.
• Introduction to Policing (PSC 101): Spring 2005, Fall 2004.
• Introduction to Sociology (SOC 101): Teaching Fellow, Harvard University. Fall 1998.
• Writing Intensive Certified, Spring 2012


College and Departmental Service:
Criminal Justice Major student advisor. 2015 –.
Department Curriculum Committee. 2015 –.
• College search committee for the position of Director for Educational Partnerships and General Education. 2015-2016.
Police Science Major revision. 2013 – 2014.
Departmental Personnel and Budget Committee. 2012 – 2014.
• CUNY Justice Academy Faculty Liaison. 2012 –.
• John Jay College / LaGuardia Community College 2+2 Faculty Teaching Exchange. 2009 –.
Predictive Validity of the GRE for Admissions Subcommittee. 2009.
• Police Studies Major Assessment 2009–2012.
Extensive student tutoring on fundamental English grammar 2010 –.
Library Committee. 2007 – 2008.
Diego Gambetta lecture organized, Fall 2009.
• Founder and organizer of the Department of Law and Police Science Faculty Research Salon. 2009 –.
Joseph Poss lecture organized, Spring 2008.
Departmental ad hoc subcommittee to formulate departmental bylaws. 2008.
Departmental Reexamination and Formation of Strategic Plan for the Police Studies Program. 2007.
Ad Clarijs lecture organized, Fall 2007.
Police Studies Major Coordinator. 2006 – 2008.
Departmental Grades Appeal Committee. 2006 – 2011, 2012 – 2014.
Derrick Parker lecture organized, Fall 2006.
Barry Gibbs lecture organized, Spring 2006.
David Klinger lecture organized, Spring 2005.
Faculty Technology Committee. 2004 – 2013.
• Primary reader for four completed masters’ theses.

Public and Professional Service:
• Reviewer for academic journals and presses.
• External reader for two PhD theses, Rutgers University.
• Contributing Editor for the Policing Section of ACJS. 2011 – 2013.
• Volunteer lecture at the Fortune Society to support successful reentry from prison. April 2011.
• Volunteer speaker for LEAP, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition. 2002 –.
• Speaker/liaison for the New York Academy of Medicine. Authored and presented to Harlem Police Precincts on the Expanded Syringe Access Demonstration Program (ESAP). Spring 2003.


• Faculty Liaison for Faculty Development Project, part of $3.7 million U.S. Department of Education cooperative grant (John Jay College’s Allocation $1,106,321) for Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program.
• $4,000 grant from the PSC-CUNY Research Award to study the relationship between drug policy, police culture, and arrests in the Netherlands and the United States.
• $18,000 grant from the Niarchos Foundation to co-author the third edition of the book Greek Americans with the author of the first two editions, Professor Charles Moskos of Northwestern University.


• "Innovations for Urban Security and Policing." The London School of Economics program on "New Urban Governance." NYU. November 10, 2015.
• Greek Genealogy Conference. Greek Orthodox Holy Trinity Cathedral Ballroom, New York. April 25, 2015.
• "Keep the Peace, Peacefully: A journalism workshop on police, race and community relations." Columbia College (Chicago). April 23-24, 2015.
• "Cop in the Hood." University of Pittsburgh. March 23, 2015.
• "Greek Americans: Struggle and Success." Greek Orthodox Holy Trinity Cathedral Ballroom, New York. January 22, 2015.
• "Vision Zero Enforcement & Investigation." Session Moderator. Brooklyn Law School. November 14, 2014.
• "Ethnography: A Conference and a Retreat." Yale University. April 10th-12th, 2014.
• "Turning Research into Writing: Cop in the Hood." Francis Marion University. March 4, 2014.
• "Methodology of Cop in the Hood." Department of Social Anthropology, Addis Ababa University. January 20, 2014.
• Sydney Opera House Festival of Dangerous Ideas (Australia). November 2nd-4th, 2013.
• "From Desk to Street and Back: Conceptualizing, Researching, and Writing an Ethnography People Want to Read." Yale University. Ethnography Seminar with Prof. Elijah Anderson. October 8, 2012.
• "In Defense of Flogging: Mass Incarceration and its Alternatives." Yale University Law School. March 27, 2012.
• Panel Discussion on "The Wire" (with Elijah Anderson). Brown University. May, 2011.
• Alpha Kappa Delta (Sociology Honor Society), keynote speaker, Montclair State University. April, 2011.
• "New Methods in Ethnographic Research." Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting. Philadelphia. March, 2010.
• "The Failure of Prohibition." Baruch College. February, 2011.
• “Author Meets Critics: Seven Shots." The American Society of Criminology Conference Annual Meeting. San Francisco. November, 2010.
• "The Craft of Ethnography: A New Workshop on the Practice of Ethnography." Columbia University. December, 2010.
• "Drug Legalizing Cop Speaks: Peter Moskos on the Failure of Prohibition." Columbia University. September, 2010.
• "NYPD’s Stop & Frisk: Racial Profiling or Good Policing?" LaGuardia Community College. June, 2010.
• Arizona State University, Justice and Social Inquiry, School of Social Transformation (via skype). April, 2010.
• SUNY Empire State College, Staten Island. March, 2010.
• "Introversion as an Ethnographic Tool." Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting. Boston. March, 2009.
• "The Truth About Crime: How can a community deal with anti-social behavior?" A BBC film by Roger Graef. Panel discussion. John Jay College. February, 2010.
• "It ain't about right, it's about money." Keynote Speaker. The Wire as Social Science Fiction. ESRC Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change (CRESC). Leeds, UK. November, 2009.
• "The Law-Enforcement Perspective." Safe Injection Facilities of New York. John Jay College. May 22, 2009.
• Killadelphia: A Panel Discussion. Part of the Gerald W. Lynch Theater’s Art of Justice Series: Integrating the Arts & Issues of Justice. April, 2009.
• Northwestern University. Department of Sociology Colloquium Series. April, 2009.
• Cornell University Center for the Study of Inequality Colloquium Series. April, 2009.
• University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg. April, 2009.
• Yale University Urban Ethnography Project mini-conference, "The Urban Ghetto: Then and Now." Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting. Baltimore. March, 2009.
• "The Urban Ghetto: Then and Now." Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting. Baltimore. March, 2009.
• SUNY Stony Brook. February, 2009.
• New York University. February, 2009.
• Brown University. February, 2009.
• Philoctetes Society Roundtable. "Aggression." New York City. February, 2009.
• University of Pennsylvania Urban Ethnography Workshop. February, 2009.
• Harm Reduction Coalition. New York City. January, 2009.
• New York Academy of Medicine and Drug Policy Alliance. "New Directions for New York: A Public Health and Safety Approach to Drug Policy: Harm Reduction Pillar - Coordinating Strategies." New York City. January, 2009.
• “Closing Plenary: Race, Inner Cities, and the Drug War.” Students for Sensible Drug Policy Tenth Annual Conference. College Park, Maryland. November, 2008.
• “The Better Part of Valor: Court-Overtime Pay as the Main Determinant for Discretionary Police Arrests.” The American Society of Criminology Conference Annual Meeting. St. Louis. November, 2008.
• “The Wire: Drugs, Prison and Community Survival.” John Jay College of Criminal Justice. New York City. September, 2008.
Goldstock Criminal Law Luncheon. New York University. September, 2008.
• “Police Officers' Attitude Toward Drugs and Arrest Decision: the United States and the Netherlands.” International Conference: Justice and Policing in Diverse Societies. San Juan, Puerto Rico. June, 2008.
• “Rapid Response in High-Drug Areas: a misuse of police patrol.” Istanbul Conference on Democracy and Global Security. Istanbul, Turkey. June, 2007.
• Bloods, Crips, and Beyond: Anti-Gang Initiatives from Cities to Suburbs. Princeton University. April, 2006.
• “Hell Freezing Over: Broken Windows and Police Action Reclaiming NYC’s Port Authority Bus Terminal.” The American Society of Criminology Conference Annual Meeting. Toronto. November, 2005.
• “Police Training for Effective Counter-Terrorism.” Istanbul Conference on Democracy and Global Security. Istanbul, Turkey. June, 2005.
• “Participant P.O. Field Work.” Philadelphia Ethnography Conference. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. April, 2005.
• “Police, Drugs, and Arrest Discretion.” Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting. Chicago. March, 2005.
• “Police in the ’Hood.” The Millsaps Faith and Work Initiative. Sponsored by the Lilly Endowment, Inc. and the Departments of Sociology and Anthropology. Millsaps College. Jackson, Mississippi. April, 2004.
• “Public Health, Policing, and Law Enforcement: The Case of HIV/AIDS Prevention.” The Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA). Sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Yale University. November, 2003.
• “Police and Race in Baltimore.” The Aage Sørensen Memorial Conference. Stockholm University. March, 2003.
• “The Failure of 911 Rapid Police Response.” Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting. Boston. March, 2003.
• “Two Shades Of Blue: Racial Distinctions within a Common Police Identity.” The American Society of Criminology Conference Annual Meeting. Chicago. November, 2002.
• “Vaksurveillance en Ordehandhaving [Beat Patrol and Order Maintenance],” translated into Dutch by Sjaak Aussems. Politieburo Prinsengracht. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. October, 1998.
• “Community Policing and Crime Prevention in America and Holland.” The Center for Police Studies, Departments of Criminal law and Criminology of the Law, Vrije Universiteit. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. December, 1997.
• “Changes in the Racial Differential in Imprisonment in the U.S. from the 1920s to the 1990s” (with Chris Winship and Steve Morgan).  IRP Summer Research Workshop: Problems of the Low-Income Population. Madison, Wisconsin. June, 1996.


Washington Post Post Everything. "Just counting people killed by police won’t fix problems. We need better data." By Peter Moskos and Nick Selby, January 15, 2016.
Washington Post. "The complexities of traffic stops, from a police officer’s perspective." July 29, 2015.
Reprinted: Chicago Tribune, July 29, 2015.
The New York Times. "Crime in Baltimore Rises as Support for Police Declines. June 5, 2015.
• "The right way for cops to retakes streets" June 5, 2015
• "Why just blaming cops won't help Baltimore." April 30, 2014.
• GQ. by Geoffrey Gagnon. Q&A with Peter Moskos: "We have to Solve the Problems of America That Nobody Wants to Deal With." April 30, 2015.
• "Who gave this reserve cop a gun?" April 14, 2014.
Washington Post. "Think Walter Scott’s death is ‘another Ferguson’? Cops don’t." April 10, 2015 (April 12 print edition).
Reprinted: Business Insider, April 11. Tampa Bay Times, April 12.
• "Why would you want to be a cop?" March 16, 2015.
• "The problem with 'The Thin Blue Line.'' December 22, 2014.
New York Daily News. "When Should Cops Use Force?" August 6, 2014.
Australian Police Journal Limited. "In Defense of Flogging." March, 2014.
City Limits. "Arguments Against Rent Regulations are Vacant of Facts." Jan 24, 2014.
• The New York Times
. Room for Debate. "You Can't Blame the Police." March 12, 2012.
• Reclaim
. "In Praise of the Beat Cop." Winter, 2012.
• Washington Monthly
(online). "Dumb-ass Training and the U.C. Davis Pepper Spray Incident: Thoughts From a Former Cop." November 18, 2011.
• Daily Caller. "The Case for Flogging Criminals." November 14, 2011.
• Slate. "Which Side are They On: How Cops Really Feel About the Occupy Wall Street Protests." November 14, 2011.
Featured in Geeze. January 25, 2012.
• Reason. "Collars for Dollars." July, 2011.
Washington Post. "In Lieu of Prison, Bring Back the Lash." June 15, 2011.
Reprinted:, June 16. Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY), June 16. StarTribune (Minneapolis/St. Paul), June 17. News Tribune (Tacoma, WA), June 17. The News Journal (Wilmington, DE), June 17. West Hawaii Today, June 17. Winona Daily News (MN), June 17. (Wisconsin State Journal and Capital Times) June 18. Tulsa World, June 18. The Oregonian, June 19. Daily Camera (Boulder, CO), June 19. Sun Herald (Biloxi, MS), June 20. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 26. Newsday (New York), July 20.
National Post (Canada). "Whipping is the Kinder Choice." June 15, 2011.
• Wall Street Journal. "Imprisonment and the Lash." June 2, 2011.
• Guest Blogger. The Agitator. May, 2011.
• Washington Monthly. "Bring Back the Lash." May-June 2011.
• Washington Post. "Time to Tell: Son says author of military's 'don't ask' would now repeal it." June 4, 2010.
Reprinted: The Salt Lake Tribune, June 4. Austin Statesman, June 4. Miami Herald, June 4. Concord Monitor, June 5. Stars and Stripes, June 8. News Journal (Wilmington, DE), June 8.
Streetsblog. "Why Cops Should Live in the Hood: Talking Traffic with Peter Moskos." April 13, 2010.
West Side Spirit (New York). "Why you never chase." February 26, 2010.
Reprinted: Streetsblog, March 2, 2010.
Princeton Alumni Weekly. "Cop in the Hood: My Year Policing Baltimore's Eastern District." Vol 110, No 4 (Nov 4, 2009).
Washington Post. "From Amsterdam: Lessons on controlling drugs." October 25, 2009.
Reprinted: Twin City Pioneer Press, October 26. Winnipeg Free Press, October 27.
The American Interest. "Angels in Blue: The Virtues of Foot Patrol." September/October, 2009.
Washington Post. "It's Time to Legalize Drugs." August 17, 2009.
Reprinted: Miami Herald, August 17. Hanford Sentinel (California), August 17. News Journal (Delaware), August 18. The Press (Atlantic City, NJ), August 18. Philadelphia Inquirer, August 18. Ethiopian Review, August 19. The Week, August 20. Tampa Tribune, August 23. Times Colonist (Victoria, BC, Canada), August 23. The Herald-Sun (Durham, NC), August 23. The Cap Times (Madison, WI), September 10. Big Think, "The Best Essays on Politics 2009," December 31.
Baltimore Sun. "The Cop's Eye View Of the Gates' Arrest." July 31, 2009.
New York Times. "The Gates Case and Racial Profiling: No Easy Answer." July 22, 2009.
Washington Post. Review of The Thin Black Line, by Hugh Holton. January 11, 2008.
U.S. News & World Report. “Too Dangerous Not to Regulate.” August 4, 2008.
New York Times. “Driving While Black.” June 30, 2006.
Baltimore Sun. Take the Violence Out of the Drug Trade.” August 3, 2004.
Washington Post. “Balancing Security and Liberty.” August 2, 2004.
Washington Post. “Old-School Cops in a New-School World.”August 5, 2003.
Reprinted: The Plain Dealer (Cleveland), August 7. The Albuquerque Journal, August 11. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, August 11. Law Enforcement News (John Jay College of Criminal Justice/CUNY), October 15, 2005.
Washington Post. “Victims of the War on Drugs.”July 9, 2003.
Reprinted: Cannabis News, July 9. Watertown Daily Times (New York), July 11. Sarasota Herald-Tribune (Florida), July 13. Star-Ledger (Newark, New Jersey), July 14. Sun-Sentinel (South Florida), July 15. Hartford Courant (Connecticut), July 15. News & Observer (Raleigh, North Carolina), July 16. Detroit News, July 23. Holland Sentinel (Michigan), July 25. The New Times (Vicksburg, Mississippi), September.
New York Post. “Feet on the Street.”June 23, 2003.
Baltimore Sun. “U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Sowed Confusion, Injustice.” May 3, 2001.
Cited: Petition for Rehearing, submitted to US Supreme Court, 99-1408 Atwater, et al. v. Lago Vista, Texas, et al. June 2001.

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• NPR. "Police Expert: Tasers Should Be used Only When Suspects Are Threats." Weekend Edition Sunday. January 3, 2016.
• MSNBC. All in With Chris Hayes. "Quentin Tarantino responds to controversy." November 5, 2015.
• John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Introduction to Radley Balko's talk: Rise of the Warrior Cop. November 5, 2015.
• WNYC. Brian Lehrer. When Does Demanding Police Accountability Become Dangerous Rhetoric? November 4, 2015.
• MSNBC. All in With Chris Hayes. "Is 'the Ferguson Effect' real?" October 27, 2015.
• Fox News. The O'Reilly Factor. "Violence growing in America." October 7, 2015.
• MSNBC. All in With Chris Hayes. "Do 'Black Lives Matters' protests lead to more violence?" September 2, 2015.
• Fox News. The O'Reilly Factor. "Is there an epidemic of violence against police in America?" September 1, 2015. Noted in Media Matters, Salon, ThinkProgress, Daily Kos.
• NPR. On the Media. Years of Talk in One Conversation. July 17, 2015.
• WNYC. #RadioTalksRace Roundtable. July 16, 2015
• WNYC Radio Talks Race: A Multi-City Roundtable. July 8, 2015
• KPCC (LA Public Radio). AirTalk with Larry Mantle. "Criminologist asks if LA crime spike worthy trade-off for fair sentencing policies." July 9, 2015.
• WNYC. Brian Lehrer. Radio Talks Race: A Multi-City Roundtable.
Bloggingheads TV with Glenn Loury. June 15, 2015.
• MSNBC. All In With Chris Hayes. "Rising Crime." June 3, 2015.
• The Takeaway with John Hockenberry (Public Radio International). "For Better or Worse, Officer Back Down as Citizens Take a Stand." June 3, 2015.
• KPCC (LA Public Radio). AirTalk with Larry Mantle. "Baltimore sees most violent month of record." June 1, 2015.
• Fox News. Fox and Friends. May 1, 2015.
• Fox News. The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson. May 1, 2015.
• MSNBC. Morning Joe. May 1, 2015.
• NBC. The Rundown with Jose Diaz-Balart. May 1, 2015.
• CNN. Brooke Baldwin. May 1, 2015.
• MSNBC. The Cycle. May 1, 2015.
• KPCC (LA Public Radio). AirTalk with Larry Mantle. "Freddie Gray's death: officers face charges." May 1, 2015.
• NPR. All Things Considered. Baltimore Residents Recover After Night of Violence. April 28, 2015.
• The Takeaway with John Hockenberry (Public Radio International). "Police-Community Relations pushed othe Brink in Baltimore." April 27, 2015.
• C-SPAN. "Washington Journal." Police Shootings in the U.S. April 26, 2015.
• WILS (Lansing, MI). Capital City Recap with Michael Cohen. April 17, 2015.
• MSNBC. All In With Chris Hayes. Reserve Deputy Sheriffs. April 15, 2015.
• CNN's Erin Burnett. Outfront. April 13, 2015.
• MSNBC. Live with Thomas Roberts. April 13, 2015.
• Mo'Kelly Show. "Cops Don't Think Walter Scott's death is another Ferguson." KFI (Los Angeles). April 12, 2015.
Legal View with Ashleigh Banfield. CNN. April 9, 2015.
• "What's going on with American policing?" NieuwsUur (Netherlands). April 8, 2015.
• KPCC (LA Public Radio). AirTalk with Larry Mantle. "Civilians’ right to record police activity." March 6, 2015.
Central Time. Wisconsin Public Radio. March 4, 2015.
• "Community Experts Discuss NYC Policing, Race Relations, Mayor de Blasio." National Herald. February 14-20, 2015.
• MSNBC. All In With Chris Hayes. De Blasio and the NYPD. January 5, 2015.
• NPR. All Things Considered. "Trial of Polygraph Critic Renews Debate Over Tests' Accuracy." January 2, 2015.
• "Mayors Wrestle With How To Support Police And Grieving Residents." Morning Edition (NPR). December 23, 2014.
CNN Tonight. December 22, 2014.
• MSNBC. All In With Chris Hayes. Police. December 22, 2014.
• "Drawing police lessons from Ferguson may not be clear cut." WYPR. November 28, 2014.
• "'Enough is enough': US anti-racism protests." Al Jazeera. December 14, 2014.
• "Don't Shoot." The Economist. December 13, 2014.
• MSNBC. All In With Chris Hayes. Ferguson. November 26, 2014.
• MSNBC. All In With Chris Hayes. S.C. bad-shooting trooper arrested. September 25, 2014.
• "Greek of the Week" (New Greek TV). September 12, 2014.
All In With Chris Hayes. (Ferguson.) MSNBC. August 25, 2014.
The Project (Australia). March 28, 2014.
3AW Mornings with Neil Mitchell (Australia). March 16, 2014.
2GB The Chris Smith Afternoon Show (Australia). February 21, 2014.
2UE Drive with Justin Smith (Australia). February 16, 2014.
Sunday Night Safran (Australia). February 9, 2014.
Virtually Speaking with Jay Ackroyd. January 31, 2014.
Weekend Sunrise (Australia). November 9, 2013.
RN Drive (Australia). November 1, 2013.
Lateline (Australia). November 1, 2013.
The Project (Australia). November 1, 2013.
NPR Weekend Edition with Scott Simon. "Some Judges Prefer Public Shaming to Prison." August 24, 2013.
Virtually Speaking with Jay Ackroyd. June 13, 2013.
• MSNBC. All In With Chris Hayes. June 5, 2013.
• MSNBC. Up With Chris Hayes. December 16, 2012.
Breaking the Taboo. Directed by Cosmo Feilding Mellen and Fernando Grostein Andrade. December, 2012.
Daily Princetonian. April 23, 2012.
Geeze Magazine. Spring 2012.
The Marc Steiner Show. WEAA (Baltimore). March 6, 2012.
Hot 97 Street Soldiers with Lisa Evers. February 26, 2012.
Power & Politics with Evan Solomon. CBC (Canada). February 22, 2012.
Up With Chris Hayes. MSNBC. February 18, 2012.
BBC Radio 4. January 26, 2012.
Greektown: Astoria. Documentary by Nikos Panoutsopoulos. Broadcast on NET/ERT (Greek Television). November, 2011.
Mike McConnell Show. WGN (Chicago). November 3, 2011.
The Barry Morgan Show. CJAD (Montreal). November 2, 2011.
Virtually Speaking with Jay Ackroyd. August 26, 2011.
• CJOB (Winnipeg). August 9, 2011.
• Newstalk Radio (Ireland). July 19, 2011.
WUER (Salt Lake City NPR). July 19, 2011.
Época (Brazil). July 15, 2011.
• KGO (Gil Gross Program, ABC News Radio). July 19, 2011.
• WVON (Chicago). July 11, 2011.
• CNN, "Stream Team with Fredricka Whitfield." June 30, 2011.
KWGS (Tulsas NPR). June 29, 2011.
"The C4 Show." WBAL (Baltimore). June 28, 2011., "Could Flogging solve our prison crisis?" by Mandy Van Deven. June 20, 2011.
KERA (North Texas Public Radio). June 22, 2011.
Charles Adler Show, Sun News Network (Canada). June 20, 2011
Nightside with Dan Rea, WBZ (Boston). June 17, 2011.
The Current (Canadian Broadcast Corporation). June 15, 2011.
The Joy Cardin Show (Wisconsin Public Radio/NPR). June 15, 2011.
• KPCC (LA Public Radio). AirTalk with Larry Mantle. "In Defense of Flogging." June 13, 2011.
Cultural Baggage, hosted by Dean Beaker. June 12, 2011.
Virtually Speaking with Jay Ackroyd. June 10, 2011.
David Sirota, KKZN (Denver). June 3, 2011
• Pete Conlin, WOR (New York). June 3, 2011.
The Alan Colmes Show. Fox News Radio. June 1, 2011.
Brian Lehrer, WNYC (NPR). June 1, 1011
• The Takeaway with John Hockenberry (Public Radio International). "Is Flogging Better Than Prison." May 31, 2011.
ABC (Australian Broadcast Company), May 30, 2011.
Metro. Peter Moskos: Flogging versus Prison. May 30, 2011.
CNN Newsroom with Drew Griffin, May 29, 2011.
CNN. In the Arena. "Criminologist Peter Moskos: Give offenders a choice–prison or FLOGGING (he's serious)." May 24, 2011.
• The "A revival of flogging?" April 25, 2011.
• "The Cop Doc Radio Show." Dr. Richard Weinblatt. October 21, 2010.
"Sex, Drugs and Civil Liberties." Dan Viets. KOPN (Columbia, MO). December 22, 2009.
• "The Faith Middleton Show." WNPR Connecticut Public Broadcasting. October 30, 2009.
• "Lou Dobbs Tonight." CNN. October 22, 2009.
• "The Moral of the Story, The Ethicist's take on the news: Good Cops, Bad Cops... and Bad Emmys." By Randy Cohen. The New York Times Sunday Magazine. September 14, 2009.
• "Pete and Jan in the Afternoon." WRJN (Racine, WI). August 28, 2009.
• "Montel Across America." Air America. August 27, 2009.
• "Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast." WYPR (Baltimore Public Radio). Recorded August 26, 2009.
• "Conversations with Carlos Watson." MSNBC. August 19, 2009
• “The Ron Smith Show.” WBAL (Baltimore). August 18, 2009.
"The John Brown Show." KTRS (St. Louis). August 18, 2009
"The C4 Show." WBAL (Baltimore). August 3, 2009.
• "Executive Order: A Mayoral Strategy for Traffic Safety." Transportation Alternatives. New York City Hall Press Conference. July 14, 2009.
"Century of Lies" with Dean Becker. KPFT (Houston). June 29, 2009
"Extension 720" with Milt Rosenberg. Cop in the Hood. WGN (Chicago). June 19, 2009.
Oakland BART shooting. WABC (San Francisco). January 9, 2008.
• "Race, Inner Cities, and the Drug War." Students for Sensible Drug Policy Tenth Annual Conference. November 2008.
Non-Motivational Speaker Series. October 23, 2008.
• Cop in the Hood. CUNY TV (New York). October 15, 2008.
• ACJS Today. "Cop in the Hood." Book review by Monica J. Massey. October, 2008.
• "The World Famous Phil Hendrie Show" (Los Angeles). October 1, 2008.
Baltimore Book Festival. Radical Bookfair Pavilion. September 27, 2008.
Baltimore Book Festival. Literary Salon. September 27, 2008.
• Baltimore Highlandtown Library. September 27, 2008.
• Financial Times. "First Person: Peter Moskos." Profile by Ed Hammond. August 30, 2008.
• Vanity Fair. Q&A: The Ivy Leaguer Who Took on Prop Joe.” Profile by Jordan Heller. August 26, 2008.
• CUNY radio’s “Book Beat Podcast.” August 22, 2008.
• “The Drug Truth Network: Cultural Baggage.” KPFT (Houston). August 20, 2008.
• “Kicking the Anthill.” KLUP (San Antonio). August 16, 2008.
• "Midday with Don Rodricks.” WYPR (Baltimore Public Radio). August 11, 2008. Rebroadcast August 4, 2009.
• “The Ron Smith Show.” WBAL (Baltimore). August 11, 2008.
• “Jeff Farias." KPHX (Pheonix). July 30, 2008.           
• “Ed Norris Show.” WHFS (Baltimore.) July 29, 2008.
• “Leonard Lopate Show.” WNYC (New York Public Radio). July 22, 2008. Rebroadcast October 13, 2008.
Wall Street Journal. "A Close Look at Mean Streets." Book review by Daniel Horan. July 14, 2008.
• “The Ron Smith Show.” WBAL (Baltimore). June 17, 2008.
• “The Ron Smith Show.” WBAL (Baltimore). May 13, 2008.
• "On Point" with Tom Ashbrook. Cop in the Hood. National Public Radio. April 30, 2008.
• “Talk of the Nation” with Neal Conan. Sean Bell Verdict May Deepen Mistrust of Police. National Public Radio. April 29, 2008.
• “Bloggingheads TV.” Cop in the Hood. April 14, 2008.
• Reading for Podcast of Randy Cohen's New York Times Magazine column, "The Ethicist." April 4, 2008.
• “Fox News Live” with Jamie Colby. Fox TV. The Militarization of Police. May 12, 2007.
• “Talk of the Nation” with Neal Conan. Examining the Causes of Witness Intimidation. National Public Radio. May 1, 2007.
• “Brian Lehrer Show.” Stop Snitching? WNYC (New York Public Radio). February 24, 2006.
• “Freedom Rings.” The Case for Drug Legalization. WRMN October 31, 2005.


• Senor Fellow of the Urban Ethnography Project, Yale University. 2014 –.
• Certificate of Appreciation from John Jay College for "Guidance and Encouragement of (2) Dean's List students." October, 2013.
• Student writing accepted in John Jay's Finest publication of best undergraduate writing. 2013.
• Certificate of Appreciation from John Jay College for "guidance and encouragement of Dean's List students." October, 2012.
In Defense of Flogging: "Favorite Books of of the Year." Mother Jones. 2011.
Atlantic Magazine's "Brave Thinkers." 2011.
In Defense of Flogging. Reviewed in The Economist. June 23, 2011.
• John Jay College/Bramshill NPIA Exchange Scholar. Fall 2011.
• awarded “Top 50 Criminal Justice Blogs,” by Criminal Justice Degree Schools, 2010.
Cop in the Hood: Winner of the American Publishers Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence, Best Book in Sociology. 2008.
• CUNY “Salute to Scholars” Certificate of Recognition. December, 2008.
• CUNY Graduate Program in Anthropology Colloquia Series. October 17, 2008.
• Invitation and travel grant to attend the Aage Sørensen Memorial Conference. Stockholm, Sweden. March 2003.
Baltimore Sun op-ed cited in Petition for Rehearing (denied), submitted to US Supreme Court, 99-1408 Atwater, et al. v. Lago Vista, Texas, et al. June 2001.
• Baltimore Police Department Special Service Commendation Medal. March 2001.
• City of Baltimore Citizen Citation. April 2000.
• Harvard University Scholarship. 1995 – 1997.
• Isadore Brown Thesis Award for Best Sociology Thesis, Princeton University. 1994.
Magna Cum Laude, Princeton University. 1994.
• Princeton University Hellenic Studies’ Seegar Grant for study in Greece. 1993.
• Chicago Cubs Award in Recognition of Outstanding Achievement in Crowd Management. 1988.


• Associate Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Department of Law, Police Science, and Criminal Justice Administration. 2004 – (Assistant Professor until 2012).
• Senior Fellow, Yale Urban Ethnography Project. 2014 –.
• CUNY Doctoral Program in Sociology. 2009 –.
• CUNY Doctorial Program in Criminal Justice. 2014 – 2015.
• LaGuardia Community College Department of Social Science. 2009 –.
• Baltimore City Police Officer. October 1999 – July 2001, Eastern District uniformed patrol from April 2000. Certified in Less Lethal Weaponry and Maryland Medical First Responder.
• Vera Institute of Justice. Consultant on New York Police Department community relations memo. December 2002.
• Baltimore City Police Academy and Eastern District Police Station. Participant-observation field work, interviews, and panel-study questionnaire. August 1999 – July 2001.
• Waiter and busboy: Va Pensiero (Evanston), Papagus (Chicago), Terrace Club (Princeton), Salamander (Cambridge), Radius (Boston), Olé Mexican Grill (Cambridge). 1989 – 1999.
• Pieter Aertszstraat Police Station, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Participant-observation field work and evaluation of the program, “Cops Without Cars” (Blauw uit Blik). October 1997 – August 1998.
• Prinsengracht Police Station, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Participant-observation field work and analysis of police strategy towards controlling weekend crowds on a busy nightlife square (Rembrantplein). May – June 1998.
• Founder, boat captain. St. Nicolaas Boat Club of Amsterdam. 1997 – Present.
• Waiter, various restaurants in Evanston, Princeton, Chicago, Cambridge, and Boston. 1989 – 1999.
• Bar tender, bar manager, theater technician (lights and sound). Boom Chicago (Amsterdam). 1994 – 1996.
• Usher, Wrigley Field/Chicago Cubs. 1988.
• Usher, Evanston Movie Theatres. 1986 – 1988.


(Not all current)
• American Society of Criminology
• Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
• American Sociological Association
• Eastern Sociology Society
• American Anthropological Association
• LEAP: Law Enforcement Against Prohibition