Steve Hart

Professor | Area Coordinator, Law & Forensic

Areas of interest

Law and Forensic (primary), Clinical Science

Research Interests 

Psychology and law, psychopathy, mentally disordered offenders, violence risk, wife assault, psychological assessment, personality disorder.

Selected Publications

Hart, S. D., & Roesch, R. (in press). Mental disorder and the law. In D. J. A. Dozois (Ed.), Abnormal psychology: Perspectives, 6th ed. Toronto: Pearson.

Hart, S. D., Cook, A. N., Pressman, D. E., Strang, S., & Lim, Y. L. (2017). A concurrent evaluation of threat assessment tools for the individual assessment of terrorism, TSAS Working Paper WP17-01. Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security and Society. [Available at:]

Storey, J. E., Hart, S. D., & Lim, Y. L. (2017). Serial stalking of mental professionals: Case presentations, analysis, and formulation using the Guidelines for Stalking Assessment and Management (SAM). Journal of Threat Assessment and Management, 4, 122-143. [DOI: 10.1037/tam0000087]

Hart, S. D. (2016). Culture and violence risk assessment: The case of Ewert v. Canada. Journal of Threat Assessment and Management, 3, 76-96. [DOI: 10.1037/tam0000068]

Hart, S. D., Douglas, K. S., & Guy, L. S. (2016). The structured professional judgment approach to violence risk assessment: Origins, nature, and advances. In L. Craig & M. Rettenberger (Volume Eds.) and D. Boer (Series Ed.), The Wiley handbook on the theories, assessment, treatment of sexual offending: Volume II. Assessment (pp. 643-666). Oxford, UK: Wiley. [ISBN: 9781118572665]

Gatner, D. T., Douglas, K. S., & Hart, S. D. (2016). Examining the incremental and interactive effects of Boldness with Meanness and Disinhibition within the Triarchic Model of Psychopathy. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 7, 259-268. [DOI: 10.1037/per0000182]

Kreis, M. K. F., Hoff, H. A., Belfrage, H., & Hart, S. D. (Eds.). (2016). Psykopati. Copenhagen: Hans Reitzels Forlag. [ISBN: 978-87-412-5665-8]

* Translated into Swedish as: Kreis, M. K. F., Hoff, H. A., Belfrage, H., & Hart, S. D. (Eds.). (2016). Psykopati (U. J. Miranda, Trans.). Lund, Sweden: Studentlitteratur. ISBN: 978-91-44-08607-1]
* Translated into Norwegian as: Kreis, M. K. F., Hoff, H. A., Belfrage, H., & Hart, S. D. (Eds.). (2016). Psykopati (K. Hemmer, Trans.). Bergen, Norway: Fagbokforlaget [ISBN: 978-82-450-2003-8]

Storey, J. E., Hart, S. D., Cooke, D. J., & Michie, C. (2016). Psychometric properties of the Hare Psychopathy Checklist-Revised (PCL-R) in a representative sample of Canadian federal offenders. Law and Human Behavior, 40, 136-146. [DOI: 10.1037/lhb0000174]

Guy, L. S., Douglas, K. S., & Hart, S. D. (2015). Risk assessment and communication. In B. Cutler & P. Zapf (Eds.), APA handbook of forensic psychology, Vol. 1 (pp. 35-86). Washington: American Psychological Association. [DOI: 10.1037/14461-003]

Roesch, R., Zapf, P. A., Hart, S. D., & Connolly, D. A. (2013). Forensic psychology and law: A Canadian perspective. Toronto: Wiley.


Future courses may be subject to change.