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.
About the Author
Nic Groombridge is a senior lecturer at St Mary's University, Twickenham.
Table of 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