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PCL:SV The original Hare Psychopathy Checklist Revised (PCL-R) has become the standard assessment measure for forensic and correctional populations. However, many professionals requested a brief instrument that has high validity and high reliability ratings similar to the complete Hare PCL-R. The Hare PCL:SV was not designed to replace the PCL-R, but to offer a tool to screen for the possible presence of psychopathy. The Hare PCL:SV is a 12-item scale based on a subset of PCL-R items that can be completed in civic and forensic settings in under one and a half hours. In civic settings, the PCL:SV can be used in psychiatric evaluations, personnel selection, and community studies. Cutoff scores indicate when to follow up the screener with the complete Hare PCL-R, so it is easy to integrate the two instruments for ultimate accuracy.

The PCL:SV was developed for the MacArthur Violence Risk Assessment Study. For updates on the project, as well as a list of publications related to the Study, please visit the MacArthur Research Network web site.




Available translations of the PCL:SV:

German (Supplementary manual and QuikScore form printed) - Available from MHS - 1-800-456-3003
Swedish (Rating Criteria for clipboard) - Available from MHS - 1-800-456-3003


The PCL:SV can be obtained through the publisher Multi-Health Systems


www.mhs.com