Published Online: 1 January 2005
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1Clinical Associate Professor, University of Washington School of Medicine, Program Director University of Washington Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship, Supervising Psychiatrist, Center for Forensic Services, Western State Hospital, Tacoma, WA
The Second Edition of Principles and Practice of Forensic Psychiatry is a most welcome addition to the forensic literature. Richard Rosner and a talented and diverse group of authors and co-editors have offered up what can only be described as the most definitive exposition of the whole of forensic psychiatry as practiced in the United States. Most notable is that it is a significant improvement on what was already the leading text of its kind. It retains, and even adds to, the breadth and accessibility needed to function as a reference text for diverse professionals while offering more depth and nuance to the experienced forensic practitioner. It is also a much more lively read, perhaps reflecting both the seasoning of the many authors who refined their chapters from the First Edition and the addition of authors in some chapters.
Paper ID: JFS2004365