Maintaining the multidisciplinary model of previous editions, the contributors include representatives of the disciplines of psychiatry, psychology, pediatrics, law, social work, sociology, pathology, anthropology, and law enforcement, among others. The result is a far-reaching and comprehensive text that offers very good to superb coverage of most major areas in the study of child maltreatment. Thirty chapters are divided into four sections. The first, Context, discusses child maltreatment in terms of historical, cultural, economic, legal, and psychodynamic considerations. The remaining sections are Assessment, Intervention and Treatment, and Prevention.