Criminal justice, human service, and mental health workers who are new to the task of working with sex offenders may find this text to be a useful primer to the sex offender field. In particular, the portion of the book that covers taxonomies, theories, and treatment of sex offenders provides the working basis for a fairly sound introductory curriculum for clinical work with sex offenders. However, the author set himself a difficult task in trying to provide a comprehensive resource for a relatively new, highly complex, and rapidly evolving field that involves the intersection of several multilayered systems that is still in the early stages of its development. As a result, complicated yet essential topics—such as social policy issues, ethical dilemmas, and the most current research and practice data—may have received short shrift or been unable to be included. In addition, it seems a significant and short-sighted omission that a book designed as a reference source for professionals failed to include any references to the international, national, and more local professional organizations that exist to provide information, education, conferences, support, practice standards and guidelines, forums for discussion and exchange, and access to the most-up-to-date information and research data available to individuals who work with sex offenders. However, although professionals in criminal justice, human services, and mental health who have experience working with sex offenders may find this book too elemental and thin on extant information, novices in the field can use this handbook to get their early bearings in a profession rife with challenge and complexity.