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Gambling, Crime and Society

Authors: Banks, James

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  • Provides a holistic account for the many connections between gambling, sport and organised crime
  • Addresses the problems associated with numerous forms of gambling: in betting shops, online and animal fighting
  • Questions the links between the psychology of addiction and gambling-related crime
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This book explores the manifold actual, possible and probable interconnections between gambling and crime in the context of the increased availability of wagering activities across many regions of the world. It examines the impact of the proliferation and propinquity of land-based betting establishments on crime, the role of organised crime in the provision of both licit and illicit forms of gambling, as well as problem gambling, crime and the administration of criminal justice. It also assesses the links between gambling, sport and corruption and the dimensions of crime that takes place in and around internet gambling sites. A thought-provoking study, this will be of particular interest to scholars in the fields of sociology, criminology and social policy.

About the authors

James Banks is Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the Department of Law and Criminology, Sheffield Hallam University, UK. 

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gambling, Crime and Society
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-57994-2
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-57994-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-57993-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 243
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