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Peter Moskos: Drug Legalization

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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 is also on the faculty of CUNY's Doctoral Program in Sociology and teaches a class at LaGuardia Community College in Queens.

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.

We discuss the legalization of marijuana, the effect of the drug war on incarceration rates, and on society in general.