Juvenile Delinquency and Adolescent Gambling

  • authors:

    Jeffrey Derevensky, Rina Gupta, Maggie E. Magoon
  • published in

    : 2005
  • summary

    : Despite the increasing body of literature that supports the connection between adolescent gambling and risk-taking behavior, participation in criminal or delinquent acts has not been thoroughly addressed. With the established relationship between substance abuse and juvenile delinquency, past research and prevention, intervention, and treatment programs can be used to help guide issues concerning adolescent gambling for youthful offenders. How problem gambling may create a pattern of behavior that includes illegal acts and delinquent behaviors is examined. The role of the juvenile justice system and educational strategies for intervention, treatment, and follow-up efforts are provided. Suggestions for data collection and research using populations in detention centers to garner further information on problem gambling and deviant behaviors are addressed.
  • related url

    : http://cjb.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/32/6/690

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  • type

    : article in journal
  • publisher

    : International Association for Correctional and Forensic Psychology
  • is part of a publication

    : Criminal Justice and Behavior
  • volume

    : 32
  • issue

    : 6
  • copyright

    : Copyright © 2005 by International Association for Correctional and Forensic Psychology
  • original language

    : English
  • article pagination

    : start page: 690 - end page: 713
  • keywords

    : adolescent , gambling , juvenile delinquency , juvenile justice system
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