Stephen D. Hart, PhD


Department of Psychology

Simon Fraser University


If you are looking for background information about Dr. Hart, visit the Biosketch page to see a summary curriculum vitae or download his full curriculum vitae.

If you want information about Dr. Hart’s related to the assessment of psychopathic personality disorder and structured professional judgement approaches to violence risk assessment, visit the Research page.

To see some recent and representative publications, visit the Publications page. You can even download some article for free!!

The Teaching page presents information about Dr. Hart’s undergraduate and graduate teaching and supervision.

Dr. Hart’s outside activities are described on the Consulting page.

To get hold of Dr. Hart, go to the Contact page.


Where to Look

Dr. Hart’s primary area of expertise is forensic psychology. His work focuses on clinical-forensic assessment in criminal and civil settings, particularly of violence risk and psychopathic personality disorder. He started teaching at Simon Fraser University in 1990 and was appointed a regular faculty member in 1994. He has also been a Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Psychology, University of Bergen, since 2000.

Now Available - Version 3 of the HCR-20!

The latest version of the world’s most widely used and best-validated violence risk assessment guide has been officially released. Visit for information, resources, and research summaries related to the HCR-20. To order manuals and worksheets, visit the ProActive Resolutions on-line shop. Interested in learning how to use the HCR-20 from one of the authors? Kevin Douglas and Stephen Hart will be conducting training in the United Kingdom in 2014. For details, visit the ProActive ReSolutions website.