Sport, physical activity and criminal justice: Politics, policy and practice

Haydn Morgan, Andrew Parker

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This book explores the various ways in which participation in sport and physical activity might contribute to effective solutions within criminal justice systems. Focusing on a range of different sporting and physical activities across an array of social contexts involving both adult and youth populations, the book offers insight into the way in which sport and physical activity is interpreted by participants and practitioners, and how these interpretations relate to broader policy objectives within and across justice systems. It focuses on a series of key issues, including how sport policy (national and international) has developed in recent years in this area; how and to what extent such policy developments have impacted organisations and interventions (both custodial and non-custodial) across sport and criminal justice systems and sectors; and how participant cohorts (such as disadvantaged and/or 'at-risk' young people) have experienced these changes. With shifting debates around criminal justice and the need for policy and practical solutions to extend beyond tougher and longer sentencing, this book is important reading for students, researchers, and practitioners working in sport pedagogy, sport-for-development, sport and leisure management, sport coaching, physical education, criminology, youth work, youth studies, social work, and health studies.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAbingdon, U. K.
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages228
ISBN (Electronic)9781000810363
ISBN (Print)9781032036861
Publication statusPublished - 12 Dec 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)


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