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Unstacking the odds: Towards positive interventions at the intersection of gambling and crime

The purpose of this Issues Paper is to build on the CIJ’s, 2017 report 'Compulsion, convergence or crime', by highlighting relevant literature and case law which has emerged since this 2017 work was conducted.

Just as importantly, it also seeks to highlight benefits associated with a pilot program conducted by the CIJ since the 2017 report’s release which, with the assistance of the Inside Access program at the Mental Health Legal Centre (MHLC), delivered financial counselling services to women in Dame Phyllis Frost Centre (DPFC) maximum security women’s prison from August 2019 to June 2020.

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Elena Campbell

Elena Campbell

Associate Director of Research, Advocacy & Policy

Elena is a lawyer, speechwriter and former political staffer who has worked in legal and social policy for nearly 20 years. Elena’s expertise includes therapeutic justice, equal opportunity and human rights, as well as the prevention and elimination of violence against women.

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Unstacking the odds: Towards positive interventions at the intersection of gambling and crime

Jasmine Ali

Researcher

Unstacking the odds: Towards positive interventions at the intersection of gambling and crime

Sarah Davidson

Financial Counsellor