Paper $36.95 ISBN: 9781447323167 Will Publish January 2018 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $75.00 ISBN: 9781447323150 Published September 2016 For sale in North and South America only

Sports Criminology

A Critical Criminology of Sport and Games

Nic Groombridge

Sports Criminology

Nic Groombridge

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

176 pages | 6 1/4 x 9 1/4
Paper $36.95 ISBN: 9781447323167 Will Publish January 2018 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $75.00 ISBN: 9781447323150 Published September 2016 For sale in North and South America only
From doping among professional athletes to crime prevention through sports, the discussion of crime in sports seems to be on the rise. This is the first book to provide a critical criminological perspective on sports and the myriad connections between sports and crime. Part of the New Horizons in Criminology series, it utilizes the interdisciplinary nature of criminology to incorporate emerging perspectives from diverse fields like the study of social harm, gender and sexuality studies, and green criminology. Written from an international perspective, Sports Criminology covers both a range of topics, from sports scandals to the possibility of crime prevention, and a range of sports disciplines. American football, boxing, soccer, and sumo are all examined, making this book an essential read for scholars of sports law and the sociology of sports alike.
Contents
Introduction: just men fighting?;
A criminological history of sport;
Celebrity and corruption: case studies of sports scandals;
Game of two halves: mainstream criminological theory and sport;
The second half: critical criminological theory and sport;
Red card: sport, justice and social control;
Retraining: crime prevention and desistance through sport;
Conclusion: no such thing as crime, no such thing as sport
Review Quotes
Human Enhancement Drugs (HED.com)
“The book does a fantastic job of introducing readers to sports criminology and offers a starting point for those interested in critical criminology of sport.”
Pat Kane, musician, writer, and author of “The Play Ethic”
“Groombridge’s fluency with methodology across the social sciences and his choice selection of case studies leavened with engaging revelations of his own sporting life make this focused scholarship an entertaining and thoroughly recommended read.”
Garry Crawford, University of Salford
“A timely and much needed overview and consideration of sports criminology, which will help define this emerging field and become an essential resource for a wide range of scholars and students.”
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