Chapter 1, on testifying in court, is a good summary of this issue with a brief history of the role of forensic psychiatry in relation to the courtroom. The author occasionally throws in terms (e.g., voir dire) without any specific explanation. In addition, although the main focus is on the courtroom, the chapter scants the critical role of preparation of the expert in going into the courtroom, and this hurts the completeness of the chapter. However, many useful points, although somewhat scattered, are made in a short space. For example, the discussion of the ethics of the expert role lies cheek by jowl with the specific mannerisms to use when testifying. This arbitrary juxtaposition makes the chapter less cohesive than it might otherwise be.