We are delighted to welcome our latest Eadington Fellow, Michelle L. Malkin, to the Center for Gaming Research in Special Collections & Archives.
Michelle L. Malkin is a doctoral student in the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University. She holds a J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law, an M.S. in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University, and a B.A. in Sociology from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Her research interests include gambling motivated crime; queer criminology; women’s experiences in the criminal justice system; and convict criminology. Malkin is currently conducting a research study on the consequences of gambling addiction and intends to expand the study to focus on those convicted of gambling motived crimes to better assess their experiences in the criminal justice system and the criminal consequences of gambling addiction.
Malkin's presentation will focus on her current study exploring the lives and experiences of people who have a history of compulsive gambling. Anonymous surveys were analyzed for the types of social, economic, employment, and legal consequences people faced due to their gambling. Findings allow for fuller understanding of compulsive gamblers, as well as the different ways compulsive gamblers have been involved in the criminal justice system due to their gambling. Currently, research literature lacks a full understanding of the motivations and types of crimes committed by compulsive gamblers. Prevalence studies differ in terms of how common crime is related to gambling addiction and the types of crimes committed. This research not only seeks to further understand this topic, but also analyzes such data based on gender. The presentation will include initial results of a pilot study conducted between May, 2017 through March, 2018.
Please join us for Malkin's talk “Gender and Gambling Motivated Crime” on Friday, June 8 at 2 p.m. in the Goldfield Room, Lied Library. RSVP online at http://bit.ly/EadingtonJune8.