Psychopathy Checklist - Revised (PCL-R)

Hare RD; Harpur TJ; Hakstian AR; Forth AE; Hart Stephen D; Newman JP


Basic description

  • Published in 1990
  • Derived from the 22-item Psychopathy Checklist (PCL) published in 1980
  • The current available version is the second edition
  • Also called Psychopathy Checklist or Hare Psychopathy Checklist-Revised
  • A screening version (PCL-SV) and an youth version (PCL-YV) also exist

Hare RD; Harpur TJ; Hakstian AR; Forth AE; Hart Stephen D; Newman JP

Instrument copyrighted by MHS Inc.
To assess the presence of psychopathy in individuals
Therapeutic area
  • Mental Disorders
Therapeutic indication

Antisocial Personality Disorder

Psychopathic personality disorders
Type of Clinical Outcome Assessment (COA)
  • clinro ClinRO
Original language(s)
  • English for Canada
3 translation(s)
Bibliographic reference(s) of the original questionnaire

Hare RD, Harpur TJ, Hakstian AR, et al. The revised Psychopathy Checklist: Reliability and factor structure. Psychological Assessment. 1990;2:338–341 (Abstract)

Hare RD. The Hare Psychopathy Checklist-Revised (PCL-R). Toronto: Multi-Health Systems; 1991. Hare RD. Psychopathy: A clinical construct whose time has come. Criminal Justice and Behavior. 1996; 23:25–50

Hare RD, Clark D, Grann M, et al. Psychopathy and the predictive validity of the PCL-R: An international perspective. Behavioral Sciences and the Law. 2000; 18:623–645 (PubMed abstract)

Hare RD. The Hare Psychopathy Checklist-Revised. 2. Toronto: Multi-Health Systems; 2003

Hare RD, Neumann CS. Structural models of psychopathy. Curr Psychiatry Rep. 2005 Mar;7(1):57-64 (PubMed abstract)

Blais J, Forth AE, Hare RD. Examining the interrater reliability of the Hare Psychopathy Checklist-Revised across a large sample of trained raters. Psychol Assess. 2017 Jun;29(6):762-775 (PubMed abstract)

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