Crime in the Tropics: Is Sport Part of the Solution, or Part of the Problem?

@JCU Crime in the Tropics: Is Sport Part of the Solution, or Part of the Problem?

Invitation to participate in a research study

Crime in the Tropics: Is Sport Part of the Solution, or Part of the Problem?

You are invited to take part in a research project about crime in sport. The study aims to assess views on the extent to which crimes in sport occur, and the numbers of athletes who receive penalties or punishments.

The study is being conducted by Associate Professor Terry Engelberg and is part of a project being funded by a James Cook University Development Grant.  

If you agree to be involved in the study, you will be invited to complete a short online survey. In the survey you will be asked to respond to questions about your views on the extent to which crimes such as match-fixing and assaults on match officials occur. The survey will take approximately 10 minutes of your time.

In order to participate in the study, you must be a registered member of a competitive sporting club or team (i.e., not a social sport).

Taking part in this study is completely voluntary and you can stop taking part in the study at any time without explanation or prejudice.

All data collected for this study will be anonymous. You will not be required to identify yourself or your sporting club.

The data from the study will be used in research publications and reports.

If you know of other athletes that might be interested in this study, can you please pass on this information sheet to them so they can volunteer for the study.

If you have any questions about the study, please contact the principal investigator:

Terry Engelberg,

College of Healthcare Sciences,

James Cook University

Phone: 4232 1620

Email: terry.engelbergmoston@jcu.edu.au  

If you have any concerns regarding the ethical conduct of the study, please contact:

Human Ethics, Research Office

James Cook University, Townsville, Qld, 4811

Phone: (07) 4781 5011 (ethics@jcu.edu.au)

The survey can be accessed at: Crime and Sport Survey