Forensic assessment and consultation are available for legal cases where compulsive stealing or theft are suspected.
Forensic evaluations are based on current literature examining compulsive stealing and kleptomania and include a clinical interview, psychological testing, and collateral interviews. Comprehensive reports can be utilized by the courts to assess risk of future behavior or for adjudication and disposition purposes.
A standard battery includes personality testing, screens for co-occurring disorders, projective assessments, and a robust examination of past and current stealing behaviors. Other measures may be included as deemed necessary during the evaluation process. These data are used to provide a rationale for the offense, determine the presence of an impulse control disorder, and inform an individualized treatment plan.