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Dr Will Cupchik,
Head, Centre for Assessment and Treatment of Atypical Theft Offenders
The Cupchik Theft Offender Spectrum
following items, in Tables A and B, derived from the Cupchik Theft
Offender Spectrum*(Version 4) can assist in
Atypical Theft Offenders from the more common Typical Theft Offenders. (The full
version of the Spectrum may provide a more accurate differentiation.)
more items the theft offender could respond to truthfully in the affirmative
in Table A,
and in the negative
in Table B,
the more likely it is that he or she would be a suitable candidate for The
Atypical Theft Offender Intervention Program, and the more likely it is that
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greater the number of: ‘Yes’
responses from Table A
Occasionally even some Typical Theft Offenders reach a point in their lives that they, also, genuinely want to cease their theft behavior, but have very great difficulty doing so. At that point they also may become suitable candidates for Dr. Cupchik's Atypical Theft Offender Intervention Program.
of how the individual responds to the items in the above tables, all
prospective participants in the Atypical Theft Offender Intervention Program
be highly motivated
to uncover the reasons for, and to cease their theft behavior, and
be willing to become genuinely
in the clinical assessment and/or treatment processes.
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