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Psychopathy Checklist: Youth Version (PCL:YV)

The PCL:YV is an assessment that measures psychopathic traits and behaviors in youth aged 12–18 years. The construct of psychopathy has been studied in adults with structured assessment measures developed by Robert Hare since the 1970s using the Psychopathy Checklist (PCL), which later became the PCL–Revised (PCL-R), a measure of psychopathy widely used in research, clinical, and forensic settings. The PCL:YV was adapted from the PCL-R and published in 2003. It has the shared goal among researchers and clinicians of identifying psychopathic traits and their consequences in youth, with the potential to shed light on the developmental precursors of adult psychopathy. Furthermore, it provides a means to discover the persistence of these traits from adolescence to adulthood and to assess the effectiveness of early intervention. ...

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