From the Classroom to the Courtroom: Therapeutic Justice and the Gaming Industry's Impact on Law
17 Pages Posted: 27 Oct 2011
Date Written: 2005
Gambling is increasing in our society, and the courts cannot ignore the medically recognized mental disorder of pathological gambling that is likely the root cause of a number of crimes and social ills. Therapeutic justice can be an important way for society to look at these problems. Incarcerating compulsive gamblers without identification of their problems does not help the criminal or society as a whole. Drug courts throughout the nation and the gambling court in NY can serve as models for future gambling courts.
Keywords: compulsive gambling, therapeutic justice, gambling addiction, drug treatment court, internet gambling, lotteries, sports gambling, legalized gambling, casinos, Justice Mark Farrell
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