The second edition is divided into 18 substantive chapters, a penultimate chapter providing extensive examples of cases and case reports, and a large glossary. These are uniformly excellent: thorough, logically organized, and clearly written. The chapters move from general background issues to methods of assessment, agency issues, and forensic services; an extensive section on the criminal process; noncriminal issues such as civil commitment and compensations systems; and children and families. An entire portion is wisely devoted to report writing and testimony under the rubric "Communicating with the courts." The sample reports and glossary chapters round out the text. Each chapter is followed by a useful list of references, presumably for further reading, since they are not tied to the chapter content. Instead, each chapter’s citations, notes, and references are placed in an end-notes section at the back of the book, making for some awkward book-balancing (and it is a big book!) to keep track of these often useful comments and citations. I found the sections on courtroom techniques to be especially witty, realistic, and useful. Although I cannot speak to forensic psychology certification, I believe this text should serve as a valuable resource for those clinicians seeking board certification in forensic psychiatry.