Assessing psychopathy in the UK: concerns about cross-cultural generalisability

David J. Cooke, Christine Michie, Stephen D. Hart, Danny Clark

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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.

Original languageEnglish
JournalBritish Journal of Psychiatry
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2005


  • PCL–R
  • violence risk assessment
  • psychopathy


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