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 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.
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