Comprehensive Misconduct Inventory (CMI – 50)

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Author of Tool: 

Paulhus, D. L.

Key references: 

Williams, K., McAndrew, A., Learn, T., Harms, P., & Paulhus, D.L. (August, 2001).  Dark Personalities: Anti-social behavior and entertainment preferences.  Presented at meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco.

Williams, K.M., Paulhus, D.L., & Hare, R.D. (2007).  The four facet structure of psychopathy in non-forensic samples. Journal of Personality Assessment, 88, 118-129.

Primary use / Purpose: 

Assesses forms of misconduct, useful in predicting psychopathy.

Background: 

The association between psychopathy and self-reported misconduct has been established in offender samples and non-offender samples. Psychopathy, as measured by the SRP-II, is the best predictor of all forms of misconduct included in the CMI. The 50-item Comprehensive Misconduct Inventory (CMI-50) instrument covers a wide variety of misbehaviors from mild to extreme.  Factoring yields five clusters: Criminal Behavior, Driving Misconduct, Bullying, Drug & Alcohol abuse and Anti-Authority Aggression.

Psychometrics: 

For information on psychometrics see: Williams, K.M., Paulhus, D.L., & Hare, R.D. (2007).  The four facet structure of psychopathy in non-forensic samples. Journal of Personality Assessment, 88, 118-129.

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Files: 

PDF iconScale and Scoring Instructions

Web link to tool: 

https://www2.psych.ubc.ca/~dpaulhus/Paulhus_measures/

Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 

https://dx.doi.org/10.13072/midss.573

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