Psychopathy: A Clinical Construct Whose Time Has Come

@article{Hare1996PsychopathyAC,
  title={Psychopathy: A Clinical Construct Whose Time Has Come},
  author={Robert D. Hare},
  journal={Criminal Justice and Behavior},
  year={1996},
  volume={23},
  pages={25-54}
}
  • R. Hare
  • Published 1 March 1996
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Criminal Justice and Behavior
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