The Howard League’s Commission on Crime and Problem Gambling

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13 August 2019

The Howard League’s Commission on Crime and Problem Gambling will run for three years and aims to answer the following questions:

  • What are the links between crime and problem gambling?
  • What impact does this link have on communities and society?
  • What should be done?

The impact of problem gambling on crime is a burgeoning area of international concern, with a scale and diversity of offending that reflects a growing national and international portfolio of gambling activities. The Commission will lead in developing our understanding of, and ability to respond to, the links between problem gambling and crime.

The Commission will investigate patterns of crime linked to problem gambling and the societal harms that link crime and problem gambling, before seeking to make recommendations for government, the gambling industry and within the criminal justice system. The Commission includes experts from the fields of public health, gambling, law, academia and criminal justice, as well as people who are expert by experience.

Call for written evidence

The Commission is keen to receive written evidence from academics, practitioners and policy makers within the criminological; gambling industry; legal and health disciplines; and people who are expert by experience. They welcome examples of international evidence examining the links between crime and problem gambling.

Find out more and how to submit at https://howardleague.org/commission-on-crime-and-problem-gambling/