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National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms

Commission research on sentencers’ understanding and treatment of problem gamblers (HL)


October 2021

This research was conducted by Staffordshire University in partnership with the Magistrates Association.Data collection was conducted using an online survey (completed by over 600 MA members), focus groups with Magistrates Association members and a stakeholder roundtable. The key findings were presented to Commissioners in April. The research was supported by Commissioner Jon Collins.

The full report can be found here. A summary of the report can be found here.

November 2020

The Howard League have appointed Staffordshire University to carry out research with the Magistrates Association into Sentencers' understanding and treatment of problem gamblers.

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