That Gross was a patrolman with the Berkeley (Calif.) Police Department for a year before going to graduate school may be only tangentially related to his decision to teach a course next semester called Policing the American City. But his time on the beat certainly gives him classroom cred.
"Patrolling the New Sociology: Neil Gross brings the timely and topical to a venerable Department,"
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