Stephen Hart


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.