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

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

Title of Project

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

Name of Advisor/s

Associate Professor Terry Engelberg

College

College of Healthcare Sciences

Summary of Project

There are currently multiple criminological threats to the integrity of sport, chief amongst which are doping, match-fixing, assault, sexual harassment and discrimination. The sporting industry is largely unprepared and sometimes unwilling to acknowledge and respond to such threats. The proposed study seeks to identify the prevalence of these threats (experienced and perceived) and to identify possible solutions. The study will involve surveying the attitudes and opinions of a sample of North Queensland athletes and support personnel (coaches, doctors etc.) to determine the range and extent of crime in sport in the region, and identify effective deterrents to such behaviours.

Key Words

sport; crime; North Queensland; doping; sport integrity

Would suit an applicant who

Has a keen interest in sport, sport psychology or sport management and the role of sport in North Queensland communities