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Robert Hare, Ph.D.


Robert Hare is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at the University of British Columbia, where he has taught and conducted research since he earned his Ph.D. in 1963 at the University of Western Ontario. He is also President of Darkstone Research Group Ltd., a forensic research and consulting firm. Dr. Hare is the author of several books, including Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us,and more than one hundred scientific articles on psychopathy. He also developed the Psychopathy Checklist-Revised (PCL-R) and is a co-author of its derivatives. the Screening V ersion, Youth Version, the Antisocial Process Screening Device, and the P-Scan (for use in law enforcement). He consults with law enforcement, including the FBI and the RCMP, sits on the Research Advisory Board of the new FBI Child Abduction and Serial Murder Investigative Resources Center, and is a member of the FBI Serial Murder Working Group. He also was a member of the Advisory Panel established by Her Majesty’s Prison Service to develop new programs for the treatment of psychopathic offenders. His current research on psychopathy includes assessment issues, developmental factors, neurobiological correlates, risk for recidivism and violence, and the development (with S. Wong) of new treatment and management strategies for psychopathic offenders. He and Paul Babiak have extended the theory and research on psychopathy to the business and corporate world, with the development of the B-Scan-360, an instrument used to screen for psychopathic traits and behaviors, and preparation of a book, Snakes in Suits: W hen Psychopaths Go To Work. Dr. Hare lectures widely on psychopathy and has been the subject of, or participant in, many CNN, PBS, and BBC programs.

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