Cop in the Hood

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Cop in the Hood: My Year Policing Baltimore's Eastern District
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AuthorPeter Moskos
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
GenreCrime
PublisherPrinceton University Press
Publication date
April 2008
Pages245
ISBN978-0-691-14008-7
OCLC181079174
363.2092 B 22
LC ClassHV7911.M644 A3 2008

Cop in the Hood: My Year Policing Baltimore's Eastern District is a book written in 2008 by a former Baltimore police officer, Peter Moskos. In this book Peter describes his one year working in Baltimore's Eastern District. Moskos, a Harvard graduate student raised in a white middle class liberal household, describes his first hand experiences with poverty and violent crime in Baltimore's roughest police district,[1] which encompassed a virtually all African American ghetto of East Baltimore.[2]

In the book, Moskos argues in favor of reforming the criminal justice system and the legalization of drugs. After Moskos graduated from Harvard, he became a professor at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, where he currently teaches.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ Moskos, Peter (2008) [2008]. Cop in the Hood: My Year Policing Baltimore's Eastern District (Revised ed.). Princeton University Press. ISBN 9780691140087.
  2. ^ Moskos 2008, pp. 10–1.

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