A Review of Online Gambling Literature

Gambling is an activity that involves placing a wager with something of significance (e.g. money) on an outcome that is uncertain (MacKay, 2004). With the advent of technology and the global popularity of the internet, gambling online has become a popular form of betting. The first online gambling website was initiated in 1995 (American Gaming Association, 2007). Forms … Read more

Barriers to Accessing Treatment for Problem Gambling

Over the past decade, prevalence studies conducted in British Columbia have indicated that up to 4.6% of the general population could be at risk for developing a gambling problem with 0.4% of the population experiencing severe problems (Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, 2003). The population of British Columbia in 2005 slightly exceeded 4.2 million, suggesting that over … Read more

A Review of the Research on the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E) Program

An increasing number of children and adolescents in Canada and the United States face a large number of social and psychological risk factors for substance use and abuse, such as alcohol and illicit drugs. These risk factors are challenging children and youth at a younger and younger age. According to Haans and Hotton (2004), there … Read more

Les Laboratoires De Drogue Clandestins En Colombie-Britannique

Le présent rapport décrit les résultats d’une étude menée dans le but d’en apprendre davantage à propos des opérations de production de drogue synthétique – de méthamphétamine en particulier – en Colombie-Britannique. Cette étude tente de brosser un tableau de certaines caractéristiques des laboratoires clandestins de production de drogue découverts par la police ces dernières … Read more

Clandestine Drug Laboratories in British Columbia

This report describes the results of a study undertaken to find out more about synthetic drug production operations, specifically methamphetamine in British Columbia. The study sought to provide a picture of selected characteristics of clandestine synthetic drug labs discovered by police in recent years, giving particular attention to how these labs came to the attention … Read more

A 30 Year Analysis of Police Service Delivery and Costing: “E” Division

Understanding current costs of police services requires an understanding of past costs and past demands for police services. This research explored how demands for police services from the RCMP in British Columbia varied over the past 30 years and whether the amount of work necessary to respond to calls for police services increased or decreased. … Read more

Marihuana Growing Operations in British Columbia Revisited 1997-2003

This report contains the results of a comprehensive study of marihuana cultivation in British Columbia undertaken and completed in two parts. The first part, which covered the four- year period of 1997 – 2000 was completed in the summer and fall of 2001. The results from that time period were first reported in Marihuana Growing … Read more