The Relationship of Problem Gambling to Criminal Behavior in a Sample of Canadian Male Federal Offenders

@article{Turner2009TheRO,
  title={The Relationship of Problem Gambling to Criminal Behavior in a Sample of Canadian Male Federal Offenders},
  author={Nigel Ernest Turner and Denise L. Preston and Crystal R. Saunders and Steven Mcavoy and Umesh Ravi Jain},
  journal={Journal of Gambling Studies},
  year={2009},
  volume={25},
  pages={153-169}
}
This article examines the prevalence of moderate and severe problem gambling in a sample of 254 incarcerated Canadian male federal offenders (completion rate of 39.0%). The prevalence of disordered gambling was measured using the PGSI, DSM-IV-TR, and SOGS that yielded estimates of 9.4%, 6.3%, and 13.0%, respectively. Severe problem gamblers were significantly more likely to have committed income producing offences, but were neither more nor less likely than other offenders to have committed… CONTINUE READING

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