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PCL–R™: 2nd Ed.
Hare Psychopathy Checklist–Revised:
2nd Edition

Robert D. Hare, Ph.D.


The second edition of the Hare Psychopathy Checklist–Revised (PCL–R: 2nd Edition) supplants its predecessor as the mandatory tool for assessing psychopathy. With it, you will find forensic assessments of psychopathy to be systematic and based on ironclad data and research. The revisions draw upon the numerous amount of articles, reports, presentations, and dissertations that have appeared since the original publication in 1991.

How to Use the Assessment
The PCL–R assesses psychopathic personality disorders in forensic populations. It provides complete coverage of the domain of psychopathic traits and behaviors. As in the original version, the PCL–R: 2nd Edition provides a total score that is the most important score for the overall assessment of psychopathy. The total score can be interpreted dimensionally in terms of degree of match to the prototypical psychopath, or it can be used categorically to help identify/diagnose psychopaths. Ratings are made using a structured interview and a review of collateral information. Scoring is based on the degree to which an individual's personality and behavior match the items in the Rating Booklet.

The PCL–R: 2nd Edition is available in handscored and software format. With the handscored format, you complete the assessment with an Interview Guide, a Rating Booklet, and a QuikScore Form. With the software format, you can instantly generate a Profile Report upon completion of the assessment.
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Scales & Forms

PCL–R: 2nd Edition Rating Booklet

The PCL–R: 2nd Edition Rating Booklet contains all of the information needed to administer and score the PCL–R. The Rating Booklet provides an easily accessible format to consult the rating criteria for each of the 20 PCL–R items.

PCL–R: 2nd Edition Interview Guide
The PCL–R: 2nd Edition Interview Guide includes the interview questions recommended to elicit information for the PCL–R.

PCL–R: 2nd Edition QuikScore™ Form
The clinician-completed QuikScore™ form is a self-scoring form used to record the ratings of the individual on each of the 20 PCL–R items. No separate templates or keys are needed, as the QuikScore Form automatically transfers the rating to a scoring grid. The rating can then easily obtain scores and convert them into T-scores.


  • Interpersonal
  • Affective 
  • Lifestyle 
  • Antisocial 
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Robert D. Hare, Ph.D.

Age Range 18 years and older

Administration Time Structured interview: 90 - 120 minutes
Collateral review: 60 minutes
PCL–R assessment: 15 - 20 minutes

Administration Type

  • Structured Interview
  • Clinician-completed
Qualification Level C