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A Comparison of the Use of the Antisocial and Borderline Personality Disorder Scales in the MCMI-III and Personality Assessment Inventory With a Criminal Justice Population

Christine L. Chasek, Thomas Z. Maxson, Brittany Schmidt, Julie A. Dinsmore, Douglas R. Tillman, and David D. Hof


The present study compared outcome measurements on the Antisocial and Borderline scales of the Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI) with those on the Milion Clinical Multiaxial Inventory (MCMI-III) when both were used with a criminal justice population. Significant positive correlations were found between the Antisocial scales on the PAI and MCMI-III, as well as between the Borderline scales of both assessments, indicating that in an evaluation process it would be sufficient to use only one assessment. It is suggested that the MCMI-III is the better option to save costs and time while preserving the clinical accuracy of the testing protocol for use with a criminal justice population to make appropriate treatment recommendations.

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