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Title: Sport and Crime
Authors: Armstrong, G
Hodges-Ramon, L
Keywords: Deviance;Youth crime;Diversion from offending;Sports programs;Sport philosophy;Violent athletes;Doping;Hooliganism;Corruption;Governing bodies
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Citation: Oxford Handbooks Online, 2015
Abstract: Sport and crime possess the power to stir emotion and arouse debate; most people have opinions on both. Many believe a relationship exists between the two but as Francis and Braggins contend, the relationship between sport and crime is complex. For some, sport is a bastion of physical prowess and moral virtue; abiding by the rules and playing fair is considered a vehicle to encourage the wayward to veer from potential deviance or to rehabilitate offenders. A surfeit of programs designed to use sport as a method of crime control currently exist. However, sport itself contains many paradoxes and in some cases has become a realm for criminal behavior: corruption, bribery, doping, discrimination, violence, hooliganism, and a host of other undesirable behaviors are all evidenced in the delivery and practice of sport. Thus, the Hydra-headed character of sport makes the correlate between sport and crime a sometimes controversial milieu.
Description: The publisher granted Brunel University London a permission to archive this article in BURA.
Appears in Collections:Dept of Social Sciences Media and Communications Research Papers

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