This is a timely and thoughtful study to support the proposition that ""democratic policeman"" need not be a contradiction in terms. Berkley, a former professor of sociology now with the New England Regional Commission, bases his recommendations on a thorough examination of police systems in Europe and police practices at home, plus consultations with psychologists, fellow sociologists, and a number of our ""new breed"" police chiefs. Some of the suggested democratizing measures: centralization, civilian administration and influence, police unionism, more women, and fewer guns. Berkley also delineates recruitment criteria and education Programs that will foster the positive approach to police work. His book should interest both policy makers and concerned citizens, and With a bibliography that includes Shakespeare (Much Ado About Nothing, Act III, Scene 3) he must be doing something right.