Gambling-related violence: an Issue for the police?

Mark Griffiths, Adrian Parke, Jonathan Parke

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The co-relationship between addiction, violence and gambling is only just emerging. Police intervention may be needed in two main areas: (i) violence caused as a result of gamblers taking out their anger over losses on their partners; and (ii) violence caused by gamblers taking out their anger over losses on either the staff of the gambling premises or on other punters. This article reviews the research in this area and concludes that gambling-related violence can and does occur, and that when it does, it is definitely an issue for the police.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223-227
Number of pages5
JournalThe Police Journal: Theory, Practice and Principles
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes


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