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Promoting an Evidence-Informed Approach to Addressing Problem Gambling in UK Prison Populations

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 0265-5527

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice
Uncontrolled Keywords: prevalence ; problem gambling ; prisons ; crime
Subjects:
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Applied Social Science
Faculty of Science and Technology > Mathematics and Statistics
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Educational Research
ID Code: 60620
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 11 Dec 2012 08:56
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2014 09:25
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/60620

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