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The Criminology of Boxing, Violence and Desistance

Deborah Jump


There is an assumption in criminal justice that boxing will immediately work to reduce offending among young men. Many practitioners cite discipline and respect as the desisting elements inherent in a boxing gym. Undoubtedly, these discourses do exist, yet, what if the discipline and the respect garnered in the gym are used for other purposes that are not always conducive to the desistance process? This book will unpick how effective boxing actually is in reducing violent attitudes, and how to ensure that the messages in the gym environment do not support negative attitudes often found outside ... More

Keywords: Boxing, Violence, Desistance, Sport, Criminology, Psychosocial, Sociology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781529203240
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781529203240.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Deborah Jump, author
Manchester Metropolitan University