Authors Robertson (Florida Agricultural and Mechanical Univ.) and Chaney (Louisiana State Univ.) examine the phenomenon of police brutality through the lens of critical race theory, beginning with a discussion of the current sociopolitical milieu, in which groups such as Black Lives Matter insist that society not ignore the issue of governmental violence against black Americans. The book continues with a summary of the historical underpinnings of the belief system underlying this violence, ending with discussion of a project measuring college students' opinions on the subject. The authors preface their methodology by asking "if any differences exist between how Black male and female college students perceive members of Law Enforcement.” It is important to note that the text does not denigrate law enforcement. The book is dedicated to the victims of the misuse of force, but also to those law enforcement professionals who approach the profession with “honor, dignity, professionalism, and respect,” and to the families of fallen officers. Ultimately, the authors present a balanced and well-reasoned perspective and timely, useful research on an incendiary topic. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty.