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A comparison of a self-report measure of psychopathy with the psychopathy checklist-revised in a UK sample of offenders

Copestake, Sonja, Gray, Nicola Susan and Snowden, Robert Jefferson 2011. A comparison of a self-report measure of psychopathy with the psychopathy checklist-revised in a UK sample of offenders. Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology 22 (2) , pp. 169-182. 10.1080/14789949.2010.545134

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Abstract

Psychopathy is an extremely important construct in both forensic psychology and psychiatry. Recently, there have been attempts to produce self-report questionnaires of psychopathic traits. We examined the relationship between such a self-report measure of psychopathy [(Psychopathic Personality Inventory – Revised (PPI-R), Lilienfeld, S.O., & Widows, M.R. (2005). Psychopathic Personality Inventory – Revised. Lutz, FL: Psychological Assessment Resources, Inc.] and an assessment of psychopathy by a third party using the Psychopathy Checklist – Revised (PCL-R; R.D. Hare, 2003. Hare Psychopathy Checklist-Revised (PCL-R) 2nd Edition. Toronto: ON: Multi-Health Systems.). A strong relationship (r = .54) was found between the two measures of psychopathy in a sample of male offenders. However, the factors underpinning the PPI-R and the factors underpinning the PCL-R did not show any obvious correspondence. It is suggested that the PCL-R and the PPI-R measure different conceptualisations of psychopathy and that one cannot be used as a substitute for the other.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Psychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Uncontrolled Keywords: psychopathy, offending behaviour, PCL-R
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 1478-9949
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:01
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/31163

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