The range of the publication’s coverage is wide, with a divide in subject matter that corresponds to its somewhat cumbersome, but pointed, title. Volume 1, Psychiatry in Law, deals with the different ways in which psychiatric concepts and experts testifying to these concepts have been recruited by the law, so to speak, to help make legal decisions. This infusion of psychiatry into law extends to both the criminal and civil realms. In criminal law, psychiatry has been asked to speak to the issues of accountability (insanity and diminished capacity), competency to stand trial, and related "present fitness" concerns. Volume 1 has a chapter on each of these issues as well as on such differently ordered categories as juvenile justice, alcoholism and drug addiction, the death penalty, and the right of the accused to psychiatric assistance. In the civil law arena, the psychiatric contribution is sought in such matters as the measurement of emotional damages, including testimony on posttraumatic stress disorder, and the capacity of those with alleged mental impairments to contract, to write a will, to have parental and child custody rights, and to be legally liable for their tortuous actions. There is a chapter on each of these subjects. Volume 1 also contains two chapters on sexual deviation: one on the criminal/civil hybrid of sex offender legislation and one on homosexuality ("From Condemnation to Celebration"). Finally, there are three chapters on psychiatric expert qualification issues, four on evidentiary matters, including confidentiality, and a delightful prologue on what Slovenko calls the "sporting theory of justice" that characterizes—for good or ill—the way we do law in the United States.