Hare’s path into psychopathy research happened by chance and circumstance.He grew up in a close-knit family in a working-class suburb of Calgary, Alberta.By the late 1950s, he was completing his master’s degree in psychology.
“With his eyes, he nailed me to the wall.” Then Ray pulled out a crude, handmade knife and waved it at Hare.
With his leather jacket, silver goatee and circumspect gaze, Hare looks more like a retired detective than an emeritus academic.
Ostensibly, he retired in 2000, when he closed his renowned psychopathy research lab at the University of British Columbia (UBC).
We know psychopaths make up 15 to 20 percent of the prison population, at least 70 percent of repeat violent offenders and the significant majority of serial killers and sex offenders.
We know they’re difficult to treat using conventional methods, partly because they rarely seek out treatment.