Volume 2 Issue 4
A Preliminary Examination of Gambling Problems in Mentally Ill Offenders
Liam E. Marshall PhD*, Michelle Wallace B A, Brian Kerr C A C2 , Sasha Stark
This study examines the prevalence of problem gambling in incarcerated mentally ill male offenders. Forty-four respondents serving sentences of less than two years in a Canadian correctional facility completed three commonly used measures of problems with gambling: the Canadian Problem Gambling Index, the South Oaks Gambling Screen, and the Gamblers Anonymous 20 Questions measures. Prevalence rates of problem gambling varied dependent on the measure used and its index of severity of problem.