This project aims to investigate whether the marketing of gambling should be criminalized, specifically concentrating on the company Danske Spil and the potentially harmful impact their advertising has on individuals suffering from gambling addiction. To examine this, we have chosen to apply the theories of John Stuart Mill that address human liberty, with particular focus on “the harm principle” which states that the only exception where the freedom and liberty of an individual can be interfered with is when their actions are harmful towards others. The theories of John Stuart Mill are frequently applied throughout the project and are used to support the chosen arguments on both sides of the debate.
The project seeks to analyze various arguments in the debate about whether the marketing of gambling should be illegal in order to determine whether they are ethical, credible and justified. Furthermore we have assessed each argument to fully understand the point of view and the reasoning behind said argument.
It is not our intention to draw any solution based conclusions, but simply to examine the ethical issues generated. We have found that while the marketing of gambling products may be harmful to some individuals, there is a lack of proof between the number of addicts and the amount of marketing. However we have also found that several reliable sources still believe that further restrictions are required to protect those affected by the advertisement. Based on our analysis and evaluation of these arguments, we can conclude that there are many different views on whether the marketing of gambling should be legal or not, or whether there should be restrictions on this type of marketing that can potentially be harmful.
|Uddannelser||Basis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis|
|Udgivelsesdato||19 dec. 2016|
|Vejledere||Thomas Søbirk Petersen|
- Danske Spil