Hosts: Oregon Problem Gambling Services & Oregon Council on Problem Gambling
This workshop will examine the various ways that problem gambling and criminal behavior are related with a focus on the treatment and programming implications for correctional institutions. Previous research has identified that inmate populations are substantially more likely to demonstrate symptoms of problem gambling prior to, during, and following their incarceration as compared to members of the general population. Research also suggests that gambling problems are a risk factor for re-offending following incarceration. However, the theoretical links between problem gambling and criminality are not well understood, which limits the ability to effectively provide corrective programming during periods of incarceration. This workshop will review the rates of problem gambling in Oregon Correctional facilities, present several possible explanations for the association between problem gambling and criminal behaviors, and review some of the screening or assessment tools that can be implemented in clinical settings.
CEUs Available: 2