QUESTIONING AUTHORITY Justice and Criminal Law by David L. Bazelon (Alfred A. Knopf: $19.95; 352 pp.)

Judge Bazelon explicates a justice's perilous task: balancing society's real need for security and order against the right of the accused to a fair trial and just punishment.--Jerry Pacht

A WOMAN RUN MAD

by John L'Heureux (Viking: $17.95; 272 pp.) Four main characters, representing in different ways the rational flower of our contemporary urbanity, by the end of the book have fallen into madness and monstrosity.--Richard Eder

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