The Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory–III (MCMI–III)

The Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory–III (MCMI–III) is a 175-item self-report inventory designed to assess personality characteristic and psychopathology. It has 4 validity scales, 11 clinical personality pattern scales, and 3 severe clinical syndrome scales. Although not originally validated in forensic populations, and in spite of limited research with forensic subjects, it is increasingly being used in forensic practice. Extensive changes were made in the development of the MCMI–III, limiting the applicability of the research results from prior MCMI versions.

Detection of malingering, denial, and random responding and diagnostic accuracy are critical issues that are relevant to the forensic applicability of the MCMI–III. A number of issues have implications for use of the MCMI–III in forensic assessment, including poor detection of malingering and denial, interpretation of potentially ...

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