Hare Psychopathy Checklist
The Hare Psychopathy Checklist is an assessment tool used to review an individual’s psychopathic or antisocial traits.
The Hare Psychopathy Checklist-Revised (PCL-R) was developed by clinician Robert D. Hare. It is considered the most commonly used assessment to assess psychopathy. A clinician utilizing the PCL-R to determine future risk should be adequately trained. Incorrect administration or interpretation can have serious consequences for the subject. Thus, experienced and qualified clinicians must adhere to the principles outlined for employing the PCL-R.
The PCL-R is a 20 item semistructured interview with a clinical three-point rating scale ranging from zero to two (0, 1, 2) per item. A score of 0 is given if the item does not apply, 1 if it somewhat applies, and 2 if it fully applies. The PCL-R assesses superficial charm, manipulation, grandiosity, lack of remorse, irresponsibility, and failure to accept the...