The HARE Psychopathy Checklist: Youth Version (HARE PCL:YV) helps identify potential patterns of cheating, fighting, bullying, and other antisocial acts in youths. Early identification of these traits is critical, not only for the near future of these individuals, but for their development into adulthood, and helps clinicians understand the factors that contribute to the development of adult antisocial behaviour and psychopathy.
The HARE PCL:YV is a clinician-rated instrument that uses a structured interview and collateral information to assess psychopathic traits in youth. The clinician rates items on a scale of 0 to 2 (Yes, No, and Maybe) indicating whether or not the statement is true of the individual.
Adapted from the HARE Psychopathy Checklist-Revised (HARE PCL-R), the most widely used measure of psychopathy in adults, the HARE PCL:YV uses an expert-rater format that emphasises the need for multidomain and multisource information.
The HARE PCL:YV Quickscore Form is completed by the clinician.
The Quickscore Forms are self-scoring - the clinician writes on the external layers of the form, and the results then transfer through to the hidden scoring grid within. The examiner uses these internal layers to calculate the results. All QuickScore Forms include norms conversion tables (to convert the raw scores).