Debate continues concerning the diagnosis of psychopathy, despite the publication of the DSM-IV. The DSM criteria for antisocial personality disorder are widely used, particularly in civil psychiatric settings and in research on substance use. However, interest in the Psychopathy Checklist is burgeoning, particularly among experimental psychopathologists and forensic clinicians.
Department of Psychology, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby and (Hare) Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Corresponding author: Stephen D. Hart, Department of Psychology, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia V5A 1S6, Canada.
Current Opinion in Psychiatry 1996, 9:129-132.