Forensic mental health assessment (FMHA) has grown into a specialization informed by research and professional guidelines. This online resource presents up-to-date information and successfully adds theory-driven and empirically supported structure to SVP evaluation while alerting clinicians to the limits of current expertise. It provides the best approaches to practice and contains a thorough discussion of the relevant legal and psychological concepts, followed by a step-by-step description of the assessment process from preparing for the evaluation to writing the report and testifying in court. It also features boxes that zero in on important information for use in evaluations, tips for best practice and cautions against common pitfalls, relevant case law and statutes, and assessment tools for easy reference. In making recommendations for best practice, authors consider empirical support, legal relevance, and consistency, and a helpful glossary of key terms for anyone involved in conducting or using forensic evaluations for civil commitment of sexually violent predators (SVPs). Additionally, the considerations discussed in this book, such as determining a sex offenders risk to reoffend, apply to evaluations of sex offenders in other contexts (e.g., community notification, sentence enhancement, and probationary management) as well.