Cop in the Hood – My Year Policing Baltimore’s Eastern District
By Peter Moskos
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Cloth | 2008 | $24.95 | ISBN13: 9780691126555
272 pp. | 5 x 8 | 2 line illustrations | 2 tables.
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Cop in the Hood is an explosive insider's story of what it is really like to be a police officer on the front lines, by Harvard-trained sociologist Peter Moskos, who became a cop in Baltimore's roughest neighborhood--the Eastern District. He provides an unforgettable window into this world that outsiders never see--the thriving drug corners, the nerve-rattling patrols, and the heartbreaking failure of 911.
“Cop in the Hood is a thoughtful, highly entertaining record of a police officer's year spent patrolling one of the country's toughest urban districts, delivered by Moskos, who wore the uniform. For those who are interested in crime and how things work, and for readers seeking a reasoned look at the war on drugs and its implications, this is the handbook.”--George Pelecanos, writer and producer for The Wire.