By Stephen D. Hart, Ph.D. , David N. Cox, Ph.D. , Robert D. Hare, Ph.D.
Purpose: An effective screener for Psychopathic Personality Disorders that can be used with general, forensic, or psychiatric populations
Time: Interview: 45 Minutes
Collateral Review: 35 Minutes
Qualification Level: A
Key Areas Measured
- Social Deviance
- Impulsive Lifestyle
- Antisocial Behavior
The PCL:SV is an abbreviated version of the original PCL-R that takes approximately half the amount of time to administer.
- Highly correlated with the PCL-R , making it an effective screening instrument for Psychopathic Personality Disorder
- Can be used with individuals from the general population, as well as individuals from forensic or psychiatric populations
- Cost-effective way to determine whether or not a complete PCL-R assessment is necessary
The PCL:SV has good reliability and validity. The PCL:SV reliability studies include the evaluation of internal consistency, item homogeneity, and inter-rater reliability.
- The validity of PCL:SV has been tested for its concurrent validity with the PCL-R and Antisocial Personality Disorder, convergent validity, and discriminant validity.
- The normative sample for the PCL:SV consists of 586 individuals, including male and female offenders, university students, and civil and forensic psychiatric patients.