The Influence of Addiction to Gambling on the Civil Capacity of Citizens
Gambling has a destructive effect not only on those involved, but also on the surrounding environment. In this connection, in December 2012, addiction to gambling was separately identified in the Civil Code of the Russian Federation among the grounds for civil incapacity of physical person.The results of theoretical and empirical study of the influence of the gambling problem on the civil capacity of citizens, obtained using the methods of psychological testing (GAMBLING-UDIT test) and mathematical processing (correlation analysis, Mann-Whitney test) which are presented in this article.The analysis of civil legislation makes it possible to express a proposal to amend the provisions of Art. 30 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation regarding the grounds for restriction of the legal capacity of an individual. At the same time, it has been noted that timely psychological diagnostics will contribute to identification of such persons and timely provision of the necessary legal assistance to them.