List of contributors. Coercion and mental health services: introduction and overview (J.P. Morrissey, J. Monahan). Innovative US Studies. Coercion in the provision of mental health services: the Macarthur studies (J. Monahan et al.). Assessing the operation of a New York City program for involuntary outpatient commitment (H.J. Steadman et al.). Measuring coercion under involuntary outpatient commitment: initial findings from a randomized controlled trial (M.B. Swartz et al.). Conceptual, Measurement, and Outcome Issues - Nordic and American Views. Coercion in psychiatry: an analytical overview (A. Syse). Clients' perception of coercion: a research perspective (G. Hoyer). Methodological issues in measuring coercion in psychiatric treatment (R. Kaltiala-Heino). The effects of coerced psychiatric hospitalization and treatment (R. Nicholson). Ethical considerations: American and British Perspectives. Ethical issues on coercion research in mental health systems (J. Allen). Broadening the agenda of coercion research: addressing the sociopolitical context of risk, violence, and mental disorder (A. Rogers). Bibliographic Resources. Tracing the development of outpatient commitment: an annotated bibliography (D.L. Dennis).