May-Chahal, Corinne and Wilson, Alison and Humphreys, Leslie and Anderson, Jill (2012) Promoting an Evidence-Informed Approach to Addressing Problem Gambling in UK Prison Populations. The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 51 (4). 372–386. ISSN 0265-5527Full text not available from this repository.
International studies find that between a quarter and a third of offenders may be defined as problem gamblers. No comparable studies have been conducted in the UK during the last decade, which has seen unprecedented changes in gambling legislation and opportunities. The present study in two English prisons (one male and one female) found that levels of problem gambling were in line with global estimates. 27.8% of men and 18.1% of women were rated as medium-risk and problem gamblers. Gambling problems were linked to current and previous offending for between 7% and 13% of all offenders.
|Journal or Publication Title:||The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||prevalence ; problem gambling ; prisons ; crime|
|Departments:||Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Applied Social Science|
Faculty of Science and Technology > Mathematics and Statistics
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Educational Research
|Deposited On:||11 Dec 2012 08:56|
|Last Modified:||25 Oct 2016 03:33|
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