Those of you who are following the news might appreciate a few of these books as summer companions that offer some context for what we're seeing in policing and the community.
Chuck Epp, Steven Maynard-Moody, Donald Hayder-Markel (2014) Pulled Over: How Police Stops Define Race and Citizenship
David Simon (2006) Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets
Victor Rios (2011) Punished: Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Boys
Adrian LeBlanc (2003) Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx
James Liebman and the Columbia DeLuna Project (2014) The Wrong Carlos: Anatomy of a Wrongful Execution
Ioan Grillo (2012) El Narco: Inside Mexico's Criminal Insurgency
Radley Balko (2013) Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America's Police Forces
William Garriott (2011) Policing Metamphetamine: Narcopolitics in Rural America
If readers have additional recommendations, feel free to post them in the comments. And if any readers would like to spend some time discussing one or more of these books on the blog, please let me know.