Sport And Crime Reduction

Author: Geoff Nichols
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317571584
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Sport And Crime Reduction from the Author: Geoff Nichols. Introduction to the programme at the national level; National evaluation and results; A local programme - Sportaction; Local evaluation; Results; Case studies; How and why the programme worked; General limitations of the programme; Conclusion on the programme and evaluation methods; 12 Summit; Summary; Introduction to the programme; Evaluation; Results; Conclusion on the programme and evaluation methods; 13 Splash; Summary; Introduction to the programme; Evaluation; Methods that were rejected; Evaluation of the national programme; Results.

Sport And Crime Reduction

Author: Geoff Nichols
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317571576
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Sport And Crime Reduction from the Author: Geoff Nichols. The use of sports-based activity programmes as a means of tackling crime has been explored in a number of countries worldwide, particularly in relation to the prevention of re-offending in the ten to eighteen age bracket. However, until now there has been no definitive and rigorous analysis of the rationale behind these programmes, and evidence of their successes and failures has been piecemeal, uncritical and without standardization. This book addresses this gap in the literature, bringing together empirical research from programmes in the UK, US and Australia with an explanation and evaluation of the results of these initiatives. Subjects covered include: assessment of programmes in a range of contexts the first evidence base of crime reduction sport programmes international comparisons and case studies conclusions for best practice advice for monitoring the effectiveness of programmes synergies with sport development and promotion of facility use. Examining a variety of realworld case studies set up with the aim of reducing levels of crime in the community, Sport and Crime Reduction should be read by students and professionals in local government, sports development, youth and community work, criminology, the youth justice system and leisure policy.

Sports Marketing

Author: Melissa Jane Johnson Morgan
Publisher: Cengage Learning Australia
ISBN: 9780170128599
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Sports Marketing from the Author: Melissa Jane Johnson Morgan. Sports Marketing provides an innovative approach to the study of marketing issues in a sport context. The book addresses sports marketing from a strategic perspective and explores both the 'marketing of sport' and 'marketing using sport'. Importantly, Sports Marketing also includes commentary on the social aspects of sport that is increasingly relevant for those dealing with public entities and funding bodies.

Exercise Health And Mental Health

Author: Guy E. J. Faulkner
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415334310
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Exercise Health And Mental Health from the Author: Guy E. J. Faulkner. Exercise, Health and Mental Health provides an introduction to this emerging field and a platform for future research and practice. Written by internationally acclaimed exercise, health and medical scientists, it is the first systematic review of the evidence for the potential role of exercise in: treating and managing mental health problems including dementia, schizophrenia, drug and alcohol dependence coping with chronic clinical conditions including cancer, heart disease and HIV/AIDS enhancing well-being in the general population – by improving sleep, assisting in smoking cessation, and as a way of addressing broader social issues such as anti-social behaviour. Adopting a consistent and accessible format, the research findings for each topic are clearly summarized and critically examined for their implications.

The Relationship Between The Physical Urban Environment And Crime Reduction And Prevention

Publisher: Council of Europe
ISBN: 9789287150653
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The Relationship Between The Physical Urban Environment And Crime Reduction And Prevention from the Author: . It is generally accepted that the physical environment in towns and cities can affect patterns of crime and antisocial behaviour. This report presents the proceedings of an international conference, held in Poland in October 2000, as part of the work programme of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of Europe (CLRAE) of the Council of Europe to develop and promote policies for the reduction of urban crime in its 41 member countries. The conference discussions focused on four key themes: housing and crime; open spaces, street planning and design; urban transport planning to reduce crime; and the relationship between the siting and design of sporting facilities and crime.

Midnight Basketball

Author: Douglas Hartmann
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022637498X
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Midnight Basketball from the Author: Douglas Hartmann. Sport-based intervention programs designed to divert poor minority youth from gangs and crime got their start with the Midnight Basketball initiatives of the late 1980s. Hartmann explains the mystery of why a basketball- based program became popular as a solution to problems of crime and poverty in dozens of American cities. In part, then, this book is a history, but also a cultural analysis to explain the prominence of these programs at first (and then so controversial later on), and how they were expanded upon in the years that followed. In fact, it was in Chicagohome of Michael Jordan and the Bullsthat Midnight Basketball first achieved prominence. Under the direction of former Congressman Jack Kemp and the Chicago Housing Authority, two leagues were organized, in Rockwell Gardens and the Henry Horner Homes. To understand why the program caught on, Hartmann explores the policy transformations of the period (such as the new penology and neoliberal paternalism), and, at length, he gets into the cultural tensions and institutional realities that shaped this program and the entire field of sport-based social policy. In the end, Midnight Basketball, Race, and Neoliberal Social Policy provides a one-of-a-kind view of the culture of sport and race in America, and neoliberal policy broadly conceived."

Crime Prevention Through Sport And Physical Activity

Author: Margaret Cameron
ISBN: 9780642241832
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Crime Prevention Through Sport And Physical Activity from the Author: Margaret Cameron. Crime prevention is not the primary objective of sport and physical activity, but it may be a positive by-product. This paper examines a variety of sporting activities that appear to have had a beneficial effect in helping young people steer away from trouble. It examines wilderness programs, programs in which youth participate and learn skills, and programs in which the sense of belonging reduces vandalism and develops other prosocial behaviours.

A Wider Social Role For Sport

Author: Fred Coalter
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134227124
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A Wider Social Role For Sport from the Author: Fred Coalter. Sport is perceived to have the potential to alleviate a variety of social problems and generally to ‘improve’ both individuals and the communities in which they live. Sport is promoted as a relatively cost effective antidote to a range of social problems – often those stemming from social exclusion - including poor health, high crime levels, drug abuse and persistent youth offending, educational under-achievement, lack of social cohesion and community identity and economic decline. To this end, there is increasing governmental interest in what has become known as ‘sport for good’. A Wider Social Role for Sport presents the political and historical context for this increased government interest in sport’s potential contribution to a range of social problems. The book explores the particular social problems that governments seek to address through sport, and examines the nature and extent of the evidence for sport’s positive role. It illustrates that, in an era of evidence-based policy-making, the cumulative evidence base for many of these claims is relatively weak, in part because such research is faced with substantial methodological problems in isolating the precise contribution of sport in many contexts. Drawing on worldwide research, A Wider Social Role for Sport explores the current state of knowledge and understanding of the presumed impacts of sport and suggests that we need to adopt a different approach to research and evaluation if sports researchers are to develop their understanding and make a substantial contribution to sports policy..

Risk Terrain Modeling

Author: Joel M. Caplan
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520282930
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Risk Terrain Modeling from the Author: Joel M. Caplan. "Risk terrain modeling (RTM) diagnoses the spatial attractors of criminal behavior and makes accurate predictions of where crime will occur at the micro-level. This book presents RTM as part of a larger risk management agenda that defines and measures crime problems; suggests ways in which they can be addressed through interventions; proposes measures for assessing effectiveness of treatment and sustainability of efforts; and offers suggestions for how police organizations can address vulnerabilities and exposures in the communities that they serve through strategies that go beyond specific deterrence of offenders. Technical and conceptual aspects of RTM are considered into the context of past criminological research, leading to a discussion of crime vulnerabilities and exposures, and the Theory of Risky Places. Then best practices for RTM, crime prediction, and risk reduction are set to ACTION. Case studies empirically demonstrate how RTM can be used to analyze the spatial dynamics of crime, allocate resources, and implement customized crime and risk reduction strategies that are transparent, measurable, and effective. Researchers and practitioners will learn how the combined factors that contribute to criminal behavior can be targeted, connections to crime can be monitored, spatial vulnerabilities can be assessed, and actions can be taken to reduce the worst effects"--Provided by publisher.

Paradoxes Of Youth And Sport

Author: Margaret Gatz
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791453230
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Paradoxes Of Youth And Sport from the Author: Margaret Gatz. Highlights the practical benefits and the many problems of youth and sports in the United States.