Psychopathy Checklist - Screening Version (PCL:SV)

Hart SD; Hare RD; Forth AE


Basic description

  • Published in 1994
  • Based on a subset of the Psychopathy Checklist-Revised (PCL-R)
  • Developed for use in nonforensic populations to screen for individuals who need a complete assessment with the PCL-R

Hart SD; Hare RD; Forth AE

Instrument copyrighted by MHS Inc.
To screen for the possible presence of psychopathy in noncriminal populations
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)

Hart SD, Hare RD, Forth AE. Psychopathy as a risk marker for violence: Development and validation of a screening version of the revised psychopathy Checklist. In J. monahan & H.J. Steadman (Eds.), Violence and mental disorder: Developments in risk assessment (pp 81-98). The University of Chicago Press. 1994

Hart SD, Cox DN, Hare RD. The Hare Psychopathy Checklist: Screening Version (1st ed.). Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Multi-Health Systems; 1995

Forth AE, Brown SL, Hart SD et al. The assessment of psychopathy in male and female noncriminals: Reliability and validity. Personality and Individual Differences May 1996 ;20(5) :531-543 (Abstract)

Cooke DJ, Michie C, Hart SD, et al. Evaluating the Screening Version of the Hare Psychopathy Checklist—Revised (PCL:SV): An item response theory analysis. Psychological Assessment 1999 ;11(1) :3–13 (Abstract)

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

Neumann CS, & Hare RD. Psychopathic traits in a large community sample: Links to violence, alcohol use, and intelligence. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology 2008;76(5) :893–899 (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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