An assessment rating scale designed for screening psychopathic traits and behaviors in criminal populations and to assess psychopathic traits and behaviors in noncriminal populations
Assessment of psychopathic personality traits (e.g., callousness, lacking empathy, social deviance) has largely been conducted in criminal (forensic) populations using the Psychopathy Checklist-Revised (PCL-R; Hare 1991, 2003). The PCL-R is a reliable and valid rating scale of psychopathy, but requires extensive resources and time to administer and is designed for use with forensic populations. These realities limited the scale’s use to situations where comprehensive case file information and access to individuals is readily available, and it hindered research on psychopathy in non-forensic populations (e.g., civil psychiatric, community, etc.). As a result, Robert Hare and his...
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- Psychopathic Personality Trait
- Violence Risk Assessment
- Psychopathic Feature
- Psychopathy Checklist
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Brazil, K.J., Forth, A.E. (2016). Psychopathy Checklist: Screening Version (PCL:SV). In: Zeigler-Hill, V., Shackelford, T. (eds) Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-28099-8_1101-1
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