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Assessing psychopathy in the UK: concerns about cross-cultural generalisability
British Journal of Psychiatry (2005)
  • David J. Cooke, Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Christine Michie
  • Stephen D. Hart
  • Danny Clark
Abstract

The diagnosis of psychopathy is important for violence risk assessment. The aim of this study is to investigate whether the syndromal structure of psychopathy, as measured by the Psychopathy Checklist–Revised (PCL–R), is the same in the UK and North America, and whether this measure yields scores that are equivalent in these two regions.

Keywords
  • psychopathy,
  • PCL–R,
  • violence risk assessment
Disciplines
Publication Date
April 1, 2005
Publisher Statement
Originally published in: British Journal of Psychiatry (2005), 186 (4), pp.335-341.
Citation Information
David J. Cooke, Christine Michie, Stephen D. Hart and Danny Clark. "Assessing psychopathy in the UK: concerns about cross-cultural generalisability" British Journal of Psychiatry (2005)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/david_j_cooke/2/