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A new study on gambling-driven crimes in the workplace

This study was based on a subset of data from our large-scale investigation of gambling-driven crime in Sweden. We focused on crimes that had been committed in workplaces and at non-profit organizations. Abstract This study explored the characteristics and consequences of criminogenic problem gambling in Sweden. All verdicts (N = 283,884) delivered by Swedish general …

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Twelfth GARN gambling research network meeting

The Swedish gambling Research Network (GARN) held its twelfth meeting in Stockholm, on October 10-11, 2022. Twenty researchers participated and presented completed, ongoing, and planned studies. Some of the topics covered were longitudinal results from the Swelogs gambling study, low-risk gambling recommendations, pros and cons of collaboration with gambling companies in doing research, the concept …

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EASG conference in Oslo

The 13th European Conference on Gambling Studies and Policy Issues was held in Oslo, September 6-9, 2022. This conference was planned for 2020, but was postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The conference was organized by EASG – the European Association for the Study of Gambling. About 300 people attended. Compared to previous EASG conferences, …

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New job at Stockholm university

As I reached the age of 65 in 2021, I have now retired from my work as researcher at the University of Gothenburg. However, I will continue with gambling research at the Department of Public Health Sciences, Stockholm University, working part-time. As before, I will work in the Regaps gambling research consortium. I will mainly …

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Problem gambling and crime – new article

In this study, we searched a database with more than a quarter of a million criminal verdicts delivered in a five year period by Swedish courts. We found 282 cases in which problem gambling was the main cause of committing crime. In this open access article, we present the main results from the study. Abstract …

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