April 2008 Vol. 106 No. 6 THE REVIEW

Herbert: Citizens, Cops, and Power: Recognizing the Limits of Community

Weitzer & Tuch: Race and Policing in America: Conflict and Reform

Weisburd & Braga: Police Innovation: Contrasting Perspectives

Richard Delgado

Law Enforcement in Subordinated Communities:
Innovation and Response 

Citizens, Cops, and Power: Recognizing the Limits of Community. By Steve Herbert. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press. 2006. Pp. ix, 180. Cloth, $40; paper, $16.

Race and Policing in America: Conflict and Reform. By Ronald Weitzer and Steven A. Tuch. Cambridge, New York, Melbourne, Madrid, Cape Town, Singapore, and São Paulo: Cambridge University Press. 2006. Pp. xi, 225. Cloth, $70; paper, $28.99.

Police Innovation: Contrasting Perspectives. Edited by David Weisburd and Anthony A. Braga. Cambridge, New York, Melbourne, Madrid, Cape Town, Singapore, and São Paulo: Cambridge University Press. 2006. Pp. xx, 367. Cloth, $85; paper, $37.99.

Policing styles and policy reform today exhibit a ferment that we have not seen since the turbulent sixties. The reasons propelling reform include some of the same forces that propelled it then—minority communities agitating for a greater voice, demands for law and order—but also some that are new, such as the greater premium that society places on security in a post-9/11 world.

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