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Show simple item record Williams, Robert J. Royston, Jennifer Hagen, Brad F. 2007-08-28T16:20:42Z 2007-08-28T16:20:42Z 2005-12
dc.identifier.citation Williams, R. J., Royston, J., & Hagen, B. (2005). Gambling and problem gambling within forensic population: A review of the literature. Criminal Justice & Behavior: An International Journal, 32(6), 665-689. en
dc.identifier.issn 0093-8548
dc.identifier.issn 1552-3594
dc.description The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, Criminal Justice & Behavior: An International Journal, 32(6), 665-689, 2005, © SAGE Publications Ltd by SAGE Publications Ltd at the Criminal Justice & Behavior: An International Journal page: on SAGE Journals Online: en
dc.description.abstract A review of problem gambling in forensic populations suggests that one third of criminal offenders meet criteria for problem or pathological gambling. This is the highest rate yet found in any population. Approximately 50% of crime by incarcerated problem and pathological gamblers is reportedly committed to support gambling. The prevalence of gambling within correctional facilities (40%) appears lower than in the general population. However, inmates who do gamble tend to do so regularly, and problem and pathological gamblers are disproportionately represented among this group. Inmate screening for problem gambling and provision of specialized treatment are currently lacking in most correctional facilities. In addition to more screening and treatment, there needs to be greater vigilance in detecting gambling and enforcing its prohibition. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Sage en
dc.subject Gambling en
dc.subject Prisons en
dc.subject Forensic en
dc.subject Problem Gambling en
dc.title Gambling and Problem Gambling Within Forensic Population: A Review of the Literature en
dc.type Article en
dc.publisher.faculty School of Health Sciences en
dc.description.peer-review Yes en
dc.publisher.institution University of Lethbridge en

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