Hare Psychopathy Checklist-Revised, Second Edition (PCL-R) Forms

A world-wide leader for assessing psychopathology, the Hare PCL-R (PCL-R™) assessment has become one of the leading instruments internationally for the assessment of psychopathy.

The PCL-R assessment can be used in institutional, detention, and community correctional facilities; in forensic psychiatric hospitals; and for pre-trial evaluations.


  • Make a diagnosis of psychopathy based on the individual’s functioning over time.
  • Support offender management decisions.
  • Provide solid empirical support for expert testimony.


PCL-R provides highly reliable concurrent, predictive, and construct validity.

  • Rating Booklet facilitates rating of the 20-item scale and the Quikscore Form provides a convenient method for recording ratings, obtaining scores, and profiling results.
  • Manual provides item descriptions, scoring procedures, extensive reliability and validity information, and normative data.
  • New large-sample descriptive and validation data for using the test with male and female offenders, substance abusers, sex offenders, African-Americans, and forensic psychiatric clients.
  • Percentile and T-score tables for male and female offenders, for male forensic psychiatric patients who have been assessed with the standard PCL-R procedure.


  • Factor 1: The callous, selfish, remorseless use of others
  • Facet 1a: Interpersonal
  • Facet 1b: Affective
  • Factor 2: A chronically unstable and antisocial lifestyle
  • Facet 2a: Impulsive Lifestyle
  • Facet 2b: Antisocial Behavior


About PAR Qualification Levels
  • Qualification Level: A
    (Can purchase only Level A products.)
    No special qualifications are required, although the range of products eligible for purchase is limited.
  • Qualification Level: S
    (Can purchase level A and S products.)
    A degree, certificate, or license to practice in a health care profession or occupation, including (but not limited to) the following: medicine, neurology, nursing, occupational therapy and other allied health care professions, physician’s assistants, psychiatry, social work; plus appropriate training and experience in the ethical administration, scoring, and interpretation of clinical behavioral assessment instruments.
  • Qualification Level: B
    (Can purchase Level A, S, and B Level products.)
    A degree from an accredited 4–year college or university in psychology, counseling, speech–language pathology, or a closely related field plus satisfactory completion of coursework in test interpretation, psychometrics and measurement theory, educational statistics, or a closely related area; or license or certification from an agency that requires appropriate training and experience in the ethical and competent use of psychological tests.
  • Qualification Level: C
    (Can purchase all products available from PAR.)
    All qualifications for level B plus an advanced professional degree that provides appropriate training in the administration and interpretation of psychological tests, or license or certification from an agency that requires appropriate training and experience in the ethical and competent use of psychological tests.