Understanding Gambling-Motivated Crime

March 5, 2024 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Virtual Event
The California Council on Problem Gambling

This two-hour presentation explores criminal consequences for people who have a history of problematic gambling including how commission of a gambling-motivated crime is connected to the social and economic consequences of Gambling Disorder. Findings allow for fuller understanding of the different ways people with Gambling Disorder become involved in the carceral system, primarily for acquisitional crimes to support gambling and/or to pay off gambling “related” debts. Additionally, Dr. Malkin explores the issues people with Gambling Disorder face through the criminal justice system, including in correctional facilities. An understanding of the potential for gambling treatment diversion programs/courts are discussed, as well as information on which individuals would best be served by diversion. She includes details of her lived experiences as well. The presentation includes suggestions for counselors and others who have clients who may have been involved in gambling-motivated crimes.

Learning Objectives- At the end, you will be able to:

1. To connect Gambling Disorder progression with the commission of gambling-motivated crimes

2. To identify the relationship between social, economic, and legal consequences of problem gambling and gambling-motivated crime

3. To identify 5 ways the criminal justice system could provide more resources for problem gamblers, including the potential for gambling treatment diversion courts/programs

4. To identify 7 tools and strategies for practitioners who treat problem gamblers who maybe facing criminal prosecution for gambling-motivated crimes

This workshop is 2.0 hours in length. It is FREE to attend.

For questions contact

Cait Huble