Introduction to the HCR-20 V3 – Webinars

October 22, 2014

Register now for a Webinar Introducing the HCR-20 Version 3 Join us for a 3-hour webinar by Dr. Kevin Douglas on the newly released HCR-20 V3. There are 6 sessions available in early November. Click here for more details.  

HCR-20 V3 Online Training

HCR-20 Version 3 Online Training Now Available!   For those interested in learning to use of the HCR-20 Version 3 but who can’t attend one of the authors’ face-to-face training, a new on-line training course is available through CONCEPT. For more details, visit the CONCEPT website.  

Open Access to Articles on HCR-20 V3

July 3, 2014

Free Download! The Special Issue of the International Journal of Forensic Mental Health on HCR-20 V3 is available for free download. Taylor & Francis, publisher of the IJFMH, has granted open access for a limited time at:

First Peer-Reviewed Publications on the HCR-20 V3

June 12, 2014

New Research Now Available The first articles on the HCR-20 V3 to be published in a peer-reviewed periodical can be found in a special issue of the International Journal of Forensic Mental Health (Volume 13, Issue 2, 2014). The articles include: Introduction to the Special Issue on the HCR-20 Version 3 by Kevin S. Douglas Historical-Clinical-Risk Read More…

New UK Training Dates Announced!

HCR-20 Version 3: New Training Courses Announced Learn to administer Version 3 of the HCR-20 in courses led by two of the authors, Professor Stephen Hart and Professor Kevin Douglas. A number of courses will be held at various locations around the UK in Autumn 2014 and Winter 2015, including: September 22-23, 2014 – Manchester Read More…

Interested in Violence Risk? Try the IAFMHS Conference in Toronto!

May 3, 2014

Conference Announcement The 14th Annual Conference of the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services (IAFMHS) will be held in Toronto, Ontario from June 19 to June 21, 2014. Post-conference workshops will be held June 22, 2014. Details regarding the conference can be found at The IAFMHS Annual Conference is always a great place Read More…

Updated annotated bibliography now available!

January 21, 2014

Updated HCR-20 V3 Annotated Bibliography Just Released Kevin Douglas and colleagues have just released an update of the HCR-20 annotated bibliography. The update reviews 242 empirical disseminations, including 9 disseminations evaluating Version 3. The update also contains a review of case law pertaining to the HCR-20 and a review of non-empirical studies. To download a copy, Read More…

Free Rating Sheets Now Available!

October 16, 2013

Free Rating Sheets Now Available! Users can now download 1- and 2-page HCR-20 Version 3 Rating Sheets. These Rating Sheets are used to summarize the findings of evaluations conducted using the HCR-20 V3.The Ratings Sheets are made available to users as PDF documents at no cost, under a Creative Commons license. To download the Ratings Sheets, or Read More…

FAQ: Is psychopathy still a risk factor in the HCR-20 V3?

August 16, 2013

FAQ: What about psychopathy? Probably the most Frequently Asked Question about HCR-20 V3 is whether users must still consider psychopathy and, if so, whether they must use the PCL-R or PCL:SV. The short answer is that symptoms (traits) of psychopathy should be considered, as should symptoms of  other personality disorders, but that users are no Read More…

HCR-20 V3 Advanced Training in Leeds, 19-20 September 2013

Learn from the author! Join Professor Kevin Douglas in Leeds for a 2-day Advanced Course on Version 3 of the HCR-20. The course will be held on 19-20 September 2013 at the Holiday Inn Express Leeds City Centre, Cavendish Street/Kirkstall Road, Leeds LS3 1LY. The course is intended for those who already have completed basic Read More…