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Sports-based intervention and the problem of youth offending: a diverse enough tool for a diverse society? / John Martyn Chamberlain, Marty Chamberlain

Sport in Society, Volume: 16, Issue: 10, Pages: 1279 - 1292

Swansea University Author: Marty Chamberlain

DOI (Published version): 10.1080/17430437.2013.821251

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This paper discusses sports-based interventions (SBIs) and the problem of youth crime. It notes the positive role sport can play in changing to better the lives of young people. However, there is a lack of robust evidence to support the argument that participation in sporting activity can lead to a...

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Published: 2013
Online Access: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/fcss20/current
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description This paper discusses sports-based interventions (SBIs) and the problem of youth crime. It notes the positive role sport can play in changing to better the lives of young people. However, there is a lack of robust evidence to support the argument that participation in sporting activity can lead to a reduction in anti-social and offending behaviour. The paper discusses how through focusing on ‘individual needs’ and ‘pathways to work’, SBIs can become overly reductionist and mask broader structural class-, gender- and race-based inequalities that permeate through neoliberal nation-states and western criminal justice systems. It concludes that SBI advocates must seek to promote a less homogeneous idea of what an SBI is, as well as be more sensitive to the diverse needs of young people, particularly if they are to tackle the underlying structural inequalities that arguably create the social problem, that is youth crime in the first place.
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