The initial section on forensic issues contains three chapters written by some of the most experienced clinicians in the field. Thomas G. Gutheil, M.D., current president of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, has had extensive experience in examining cases involving physicians who have committed sexual misconduct. He writes on the civil issues in litigation, including malpractice cases. Larry H. Strassburger, M.D., who has written a number of papers involving sexual misconduct by therapists, writes on the criminal aspect of physician-patient sex, presenting it as a social policy dilemma. He notes that 16 states have enacted criminal statutes against physicians who sexually exploit their patients. Alan A. Stone, M.D., writes with Attorney Duncan C. McCourt on the insurance coverage for undue familiarity. These authors present conflicting social policy issues regarding limited insurance coverage in cases of physician sexual misconduct.