Hare Psychopathy Checklist–Revised

Robert D. Hare, Ph.D.


The Hare Psychopathy Checklist–Revised (PCL–R) is available for ongoing projects. Consistent with professional standards, it is strongly recommended that new users obtain the PCL–R 2nd Edition and that existing users change to the 2nd Edition for all new assessments. The PCL–R is a 20-item symptom-construct rating scale designed to assess psychopathy. It is an expert-rated tool, rendering a total score and two factor scores. The total score reflects the degree to which the individual matches the prototypical psychopath.
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Scales & Forms

PCL-R Rating Booklet
The PCL-R Rating Booklet consists of 66 pages and contains all of the information needed to administer and score the PCL-R. It provides an easily accessible format to consult the rating criteria for each of the twenty PCL-R items.

PCL-R Interview and Information Schedule
The PCL-R Interview and Information Schedule is 16 pages in length and is comprised of two parts. The first part includes interview questions recommended to elicit information for the PCL-R. The second part is a form which allows the interviewer to record additional information about the individual.

PCL–R QuikScore™ Form
The clinician-completed QuikScore™ form is a self-scoring form used to administer the PCL-R.


  • Interpersonal
  • Affective
  • Impulsive Lifestyle
  • Antisocial Behavior
For more information on the French PCL-R, please contact our Permissions department at permissions@mhs.com

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Robert D. Hare, Ph.D.

Age Range 18 years and older

Administration Time Interview Section: 1.5–2 hours
Collateral review: 1 hour

Administration Type Structured interview &
Expert Rating Form

Qualification Level C


  • Handscored