The book provides a full treatment of the attitudes, practices, and qualifications of medical and mental health expertise in the legal arena. The book devotes several chapters to content areas, including forensic aspects of alcoholism and drug abuse, brain injury, photographic evidence, and a review of the infamous O.J. Simpson trial. Current standards for the admissibility of scientific evidence are also reviewed in detail. Physicians appearing in court who expect judges, attorneys, and juries to accept opinions based on medical authority may be set up for a rude, ego-bruising awakening. Post-Daubert v. Merrill-Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(1), criteria for admissibility of scientific evidence are now the standard in federal and some state jurisdictions. Finally, the last chapter outlines the code of professional conduct of the National Forensic Center. This guide provides a framework for avoiding hazards and missteps and promoting high-quality expert witness services. Although Ethics in Forensic Science and Medicine is not a substitute for proper training and established competence, it provides comprehensive and in-depth coverage, integrating the wide range of issues within the covers of a single volume.