Stephen Wagg and Tim Crabbe Sport, crime and deviance Stephen Wagg is a Professor at the Leeds Beckett University, Sport, it hardly now seems necessary to say, is an important global social phenomenon for at Leeds, UK. least three reasons. First, it constitutes a huge industry, recently estimated to reach a turnover of Tim Crabbe is the Chief $73.5 billion by the year 2019, 12 months from the time of writing (Heitner, 2015). Second, for a Executive at Substance, growing number of people across the world, sport represents a key part of their identity, whether Manchester, UK. they see themselves as participants (joggers, cyclists, golfers, etc.) or as fans (of Manchester United, of the New York Mets, of Roger Federer, etc.) or, perhaps, sport represents a key part of their identity in terms of their body image, maybe, or hardness/toughness or related behaviours, such as gambling. Third, and most significantly for this volume, sport carries with it our taken-for-granted notions of fair play. It is an inherently rule-bound activity which risks losing all credibility if, for example, a competitor is known to have taken some kind of proscribed performance enhancement. One is reminded here of the American academic John
Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice – Emerald Publishing
Published: Mar 12, 2018
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