Psychopathy Checklist - Youth Version (PCL:YV)

Forth AE; Kosson D; Hare RD


Basic description

  • Published in 2003
  • Derived from the Psychopathy Checklist-Revised (PCL-R)

Forth AE; Kosson D; Hare RD

Instrument copyrighted by MHS Inc.
To assess psychopathic traits in male and female offenders aged 12 to 18
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, 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)

Forth A, Kosson D, Hare R. The Hare Psychopathy Checklist: Youth Version, Technical Manual. Multi-Health Systems, Inc. New York. 2003.

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

Neumann CS, Kosson DS, Forth AE, Hare RD. Factor structure of the Hare Psychopathy Checklist: Youth Version (PCL: YV) in incarcerated adolescents. Psychol Assess. 2006 Jun;18(2):142-54 (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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