ERIC Number: EJ863425
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
Does Offender Gambling on the inside Continue on the outside? Insights from Correctional Professionals on Gambling and Re-Entry
Williams, D. J.; Walker, Gordon J.
Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, v48 n5 p402-415 2009
This study brings to light a neglected topic of particular importance--offender gambling issues within the context of re-entry into the community. Fifteen correctional professionals from Nevada (high gambling availability) and Utah (no legalized gambling) participated in semi-structured interviews to provide insights into how gambling may impact the offender re-entry process in their respective locations. While gambling in prisons and jails may be common, offender gambling issues upon re-entry reportedly are associated with substance abuse and the commission of crime. Participants in both Utah and Nevada reported a lack of resources for dealing with offender gambling issues. Implications for offender re-entry are discussed.
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Correctional Institutions, Interviews, Institutionalized Persons, Antisocial Behavior, Recidivism, Criminals, Crime
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nevada; Utah