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Gambling-related embezzlement in the workplace: A qualitative study

Författare och institution:
Per Binde (Institutionen för globala studier, socialantropologi)
Publicerad i:
International Gambling Studies, Epub ahead of print
ISSN:
1445-9795
Publikationstyp:
Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig
Publiceringsår:
2016
Språk:
engelska
Fulltextlänk:
Sammanfattning (abstract):
People with severe gambling problems typically first spend all their available money on gambling and then resort to borrowing, selling personal property and other ways of procuring more money for gambling. Some problem gamblers commit economic crimes. This investigation examined gambling-related embezzlement in the workplace, an aspect of problem gambling that may severely harm the gambler, significant others and the employer. The methods used are the study of newspaper articles and qualitative interviews with 18 informants, including professionals in workplace security and drug-use prevention, therapists specializing in problem gambling treatment, counsellors from mutual support societies, and recovered problem gamblers who had embezzled. Gambling-related embezzlement often progresses in a characteristic sequence shaped by specific processes in which the gambler’s thoughts and emotions interact systemically with the monetary losses caused by participating in commercial gambling and the opportunity to embezzle money in the workplace. In this study, criminological theory of white collar crime usefully complemented psychological theories of problem gambling. It is concluded that a processual perspective, in addition to consideration of psychological and environmental factors, is valuable for understanding the progression to severe problem gambling.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP ->
Hälsovetenskaper ->
Folkhälsovetenskap, global hälsa, socialmedicin och epidemiologi ->
Folkhälsovetenskap
MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP ->
Hälsovetenskaper ->
Beroendelära
SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP ->
Sociologi ->
Socialantropologi
Nyckelord:
speberoende, spelproblem, spelmissbruk, förebygga, prevention, arbetslivet, förskingring, ekonomisk brottslighet, problem gambling, disordered gambling, pathological gambling, workplace, prevention, embezzlement, crime
Postens nummer:
239658
Posten skapad:
2016-07-29 12:11
Posten ändrad:
2016-08-08 09:32

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