Offender Gambling in Prisons and Jails: Is it Hidden Leisure Experience?
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SubjectGambling and crime -- United States
Prisoners -- United States
Prisoners -- Utah
Leisure -- Social aspects -- United States
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AbstractAlthough researchers have explored relationships of gambling to crime and problem gambling rates among offenders, surprisingly there has been very little study of gambling that occurs within correctional environments. In other words, research on offender gambling has focused almost solely on behaviors prior to incarceration. Gambling within jails and prisons is difficult to study because of its prohibition and offenders may fear the implications or consequences of disclosing such information.
SponsorshipThis report is part of a project funded by the Alberta Gaming Research Institute and supported by the Utah Department of Corrections and Valley Mental Health, Salt Lake City.
Permission to include in the Institute Repository granted by Robert Smith, editor of The Correctional Psychologist.