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Sports CriminologyA Critical Criminology of Sport and Games$
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Nic Groombridge

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781447323150

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447323150.001.0001

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Introduction: just men fighting?

Introduction: just men fighting?

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Sports Criminology

Nic Groombridge

Policy Press

This chapter offers broad definitions of how we might define sport and criminology. It sets out how sports law and the sociology of sport have examined crime and deviance within sport. It suggests that whilst they overlap, there are still gaps which sports criminology might fill. Arguing against that might be the virtual absence of any discussion of sport from the teaching texts of criminology. It introduces first thoughts on what might fall within and without the scope of a sports criminology or criminologies. Violence on field but not off field by sports people or spectators? It also introduces the following chapters. As the chapter title suggests the gendered nature of sport is highlighted.

Keywords:   sports law, sociology of sport, criminology, sports criminology, violence

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