Sport And Crime Reduction

Author: Geoff Nichols
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317571584
Size: 77.76 MB
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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.

Sports Marketing

Author: Melissa Jane Johnson Morgan
Publisher: Cengage Learning Australia
ISBN: 9780170128599
Size: 19.85 MB
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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
Size: 54.33 MB
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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.

Sport Culture And Society

Author: Grant Jarvie
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415306478
Size: 38.31 MB
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Sport Culture And Society from the Author: Grant Jarvie. This exciting new undergraduate textbook introduces the reader to the broad and complex relationship between sport, culture and society, and critically examines the key assumptions that we hold with regard to the nature of sport.

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

Author:
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.

A Wider Social Role For Sport

Author: Fred Coalter
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134227124
Size: 65.84 MB
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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..

Sport In Prison

Author: Rosie Meek
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135081832
Size: 27.83 MB
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Sport In Prison from the Author: Rosie Meek. Although prison can present a critical opportunity to engage with offenders through interventions and programming, reoffending rates among those released from prison remain stubbornly high. Sport can be a means through which to engage with even the most challenging and complex individuals caught up in a cycle of offending and imprisonment, by offering an alternative means of excitement and risk taking to that gained through engaging in offending behaviour, or by providing an alternative social network and access to positive role models. This is the first book to explore the role of sport in prisons and its subsequent impact on rehabilitation and behavioural change. The book draws on research literature on the beneficial role of sport in community settings and on prison cultures and regimes, across disciplines including criminology, psychology, sociology and sport studies, as well as original qualitative and quantitative data gathered from research in prisons. It unpacks the meanings that prisoners and staff attach to sport participation and interventions in order to understand how to promote behavioural change through sport most effectively, while identifying and tackling the key emerging issues and challenges. Sport in Prison is essential reading for any advanced student, researcher, policy-maker or professional working in the criminal justice system with an interest in prisons, offending behaviour, rehabilitation, sport development, or the wider social significance of sport.

Midnight Basketball

Author: Douglas Hartmann
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022637498X
Size: 64.47 MB
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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."

Sport In Prison

Author: Rosie Meek
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135081905
Size: 25.30 MB
Format: PDF
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Sport In Prison from the Author: Rosie Meek. Although prison can present a critical opportunity to engage with offenders through interventions and programming, reoffending rates among those released from prison remain stubbornly high. Sport can be a means through which to engage with even the most challenging and complex individuals caught up in a cycle of offending and imprisonment, by offering an alternative means of excitement and risk taking to that gained through engaging in offending behaviour, or by providing an alternative social network and access to positive role models. This is the first book to explore the role of sport in prisons and its subsequent impact on rehabilitation and behavioural change. The book draws on research literature on the beneficial role of sport in community settings and on prison cultures and regimes, across disciplines including criminology, psychology, sociology and sport studies, as well as original qualitative and quantitative data gathered from research in prisons. It unpacks the meanings that prisoners and staff attach to sport participation and interventions in order to understand how to promote behavioural change through sport most effectively, while identifying and tackling the key emerging issues and challenges. Sport in Prison is essential reading for any advanced student, researcher, policy-maker or professional working in the criminal justice system with an interest in prisons, offending behaviour, rehabilitation, sport development, or the wider social significance of sport.

A Partnership Approach To Crime Prevention

Author: Paul Ekblom
Publisher: Council of Europe
ISBN: 9789287154781
Size: 59.20 MB
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A Partnership Approach To Crime Prevention from the Author: Paul Ekblom. Part of the integrated project "Responses to violence in everyday life in a democratic society"