Gambling, Crime and Society

  • JamesĀ Banks

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. James Banks
    Pages 1-30
  3. James Banks
    Pages 137-181
  4. James Banks
    Pages 225-237
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 239-243

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

poker gangs online gambling addiction debt animal fighting casinos betting shops extortion pathology match fixing money laundering monopolies price fixing

Authors and affiliations

  • JamesĀ Banks
    • 1
  1. 1.Law and CriminologySheffield Hallam University SheffieldUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-57994-2
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-57993-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-57994-2
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