Overview: Helps assess psychopathology in adolescents.
Age Range: Individuals 12–18 years old
Completion Time: 90–120 minutes for the interview section; 60 minutes for the collateral review (20-item rating scale)
The Hare Psychopathy Checklist: Youth Version (PCL:YV) test can be used to help clinicians understand the factors that contribute to the development of adult antisocial behavior and psychopathy.
Using a semistructured interview and collateral information, the PCL:YV test measures interpersonal, affective, behavioral, and emotional features related to a widely understood, traditional concept of psychopathy. The PCL:YV test yields dimensional scores for clinical use, but it can also be used to classify individuals into groups for research purposes.