A unique area covered by the FCRG includes understanding gambling behaviour, including problematic gambling, the relationship it may have with offending behaviour, and the treatment of gambling behaviours. Research within this area also broadens out to addiction more generally (e.g., substance addiction).
Recent published articles in this area include:
- Roberts, A., Sharman, S., King, M., Bayston, A., & Bowden-Jones, H. (2021). Treatment-seeking problem gamblers: characteristics of individuals who offend to finance gambling. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 19(3), 824-836. – Open Access
- Roberts, A., Murphy, R., Turner, J., & Sharman, S. (2020). Predictors of dropout in disordered gamblers in UK residential treatment. Journal of Gambling Studies, 36(1), 373-386. – Open Access
- Roberts, A., Sharman, S., Landon, J., Cowlishaw, S., Murphy, R., Meleck, S., & Bowden-Jones, H. (2020). Intimate partner violence in treatment seeking problem gamblers. Journal of Family Violence, 35(1), 65-72. – Open Access
Recent poster presentations on this topic include:
Mason, R., Smith, M., Roberts, A., & Onwuegbusi, T. (2021). New Psychoactive Substances, impulsivity and violence in prison: What is the link?. Presented at the Division of Forensic Psychology Annual Conference (9-10th November, 2021)