Amateurism, scientific control, and crime: historical fluctuations in anti-doping discourses in sport

Amateurism, scientific control, and crime: historical fluctuations in anti-doping discourses in... PurposeThe purpose of this paper is to assess the institutional mechanisms for combating doping in high-level sport, including the trend toward using legalistic frameworks, and how they contribute to notions of deviance.Design/methodology/approachA historical approach informed by recent criminological adaptations of genealogy was utilized, using primary and secondary sources.FindingsThree time periods involving distinct frameworks for combating doping were identified, each with their own advantages and limitations: pre-1967, post-1967 up until the creation of the World Anti-Doping Agency in 1999, and post-1999.Originality/valueThis study contextualizes the recent legalistic turn toward combating doping in sport, bringing greater understanding to the limitations of present anti-doping practices. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice Emerald Publishing

Amateurism, scientific control, and crime: historical fluctuations in anti-doping discourses in sport

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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2056-3841
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10.1108/JCRPP-01-2018-0003
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PurposeThe purpose of this paper is to assess the institutional mechanisms for combating doping in high-level sport, including the trend toward using legalistic frameworks, and how they contribute to notions of deviance.Design/methodology/approachA historical approach informed by recent criminological adaptations of genealogy was utilized, using primary and secondary sources.FindingsThree time periods involving distinct frameworks for combating doping were identified, each with their own advantages and limitations: pre-1967, post-1967 up until the creation of the World Anti-Doping Agency in 1999, and post-1999.Originality/valueThis study contextualizes the recent legalistic turn toward combating doping in sport, bringing greater understanding to the limitations of present anti-doping practices.

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Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and PracticeEmerald Publishing

Published: Mar 12, 2018

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