Crime in the tropics: Is sport part of the solution, or part of the problem?

Engelberg, Terry (2016) Crime in the tropics: Is sport part of the solution, or part of the problem? In: [Presented at the Science of Sport and Physical Activity in the Tropics Conference]. From: Science of Sport and Physical Activity in the Tropics Conference, 6-7 September 2016, Townsville, QLD, Australia.

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Abstract

Sport is recognised as having an important positive social function with positive social returns on investment. However, the status of sport as a positive social force is under threat. While the use of banned performance and image enhancing drugs (doping) is currently the most visible threat to the integrity of sport, other concerns such as match-fixing, violence (on and off the field), sexual assault and multiple forms of discrimination, are also emerging as potential threats. The study will involve surveying the attitudes and opinions of a broadly representative sample of North Queensland athletes (n=600) and support personnel (coaches, doctors etc., n=100) about the positive and negative impact of sport on a range of social and health related issues. Questions will be structured to assess both awareness and perceptions at local (Tropical NQ), state (QLD) and national (Australian) levels.

Item ID: 51340
Item Type: Conference Item (Abstract / Summary)
Keywords: sport, crime, sexual violence, discrimination, tropics
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Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2019 00:42
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1604 Human Geography > 160402 Recreation, Leisure and Tourism Geography @ 40%
15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1504 Commercial Services > 150404 Sport and Leisure Management @ 50%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1602 Criminology > 160299 Criminology not elsewhere classified @ 10%
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