From the Classroom to the Courtroom: Therapeutic Justice and the Gaming Industry's Impact on Law

17 Pages Posted: 27 Oct 2011  

Ronald J. Rychlak

University of Mississippi, School of Law

Corey Hinshaw

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: 2005

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Rychlak, Ronald J. and Hinshaw, Corey, From the Classroom to the Courtroom: Therapeutic Justice and the Gaming Industry's Impact on Law (2005). Mississippi Law Journal, Vol. 74, No. 3, Winter 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1949511

Ronald J. Rychlak (Contact Author)

University of Mississippi, School of Law ( email )

Lamar Law Center
P.O. Box 1848
University, MS 38677
United States
662 915 6841 (Phone)
662 915 6842 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://law.olemiss.edu/faculty_profiles/faculty_rychlak.html

Corey Hinshaw

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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