Twentieth-Century Influences on Twenty-First-Century Policing

Twentieth-Century Influences on Twenty-First-Century Policing

Continued Lessons of Police Reform

Jonathon A. Cooper


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This newly revised edition includes two new chapters exploring events in policing since the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO in 2014. More than summarizing historical events, Cooper contextualizes the subsequent riots in light of classic sociological theory and political philosophy, and offers a potential and compelling new direction for improving both police use of force and the relationship between police and communities.


Jonathon A. Cooper:

Jonathon A. Cooper is an associate professor of criminology and criminal justice at Indiana University of Pennsylvania where he currently serves as the Dean’s Associate for Academic Affairs in the College of Health and Human Services.