Peter Moskos appears in the following:
Friday, July 17, 2015
One year after the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, there's been a big push for a national conversation on race and policing. WNYC's Brian Lehrer actually hosted one.
Wednesday, June 03, 2015
Some police officers are taking a back seat and trying to be more "hands off" in response to the wave of negative attention from police-related shootings.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
The death of Freddiey Gray sparked rioting in Baltimore, much like the chokehold death of Eric Garner prompted massive protests here in New York.
Monday, April 27, 2015
This weekend in Baltimore, thousands of protesters took to the streets demanding answers from police over the death of Freddie Gray.
Wednesday, June 01, 2011
Peter Moskos, assistant professor of law and police science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, a former Baltimore City police officer, and author of In Defense of Flogging, says flogging might improve our current (flawed) criminal justice system.
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that California's overcrowded prison system violates the Eighth Amendment ban on cruel and unusual punishment. The Court ordered California to transfer or release thirty thousand inmates over the next two years. But California isn’t the only state with a high rate of incarceration. The U.S. has the highest rate of incarceration in the world. Peter Moskos thinks that Americans are in denial about the brutality of our prison system. And he has a provocative idea about how to change it. He's the author of the new book "In Defense of Flogging" and an assistant professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.