Crime Reduction and the Role of Sport

Crime Reduction and the Role of Sport       
Prepared by  Prepared by: Chris Hume, Senior Research Consultant, Clearinghouse for Sport, Australian Sports Commission
evaluated by  Evaluation by: Professor Colin Tatz, Visiting Fellow, Politics and International Relations, Australian National University (December 2016)
Reviewed by  Reviewed by network: Australian Sport Information Network (AUSPIN)
Last updated  Last updated:  19 September 2017
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Introduction

A growing body of evidence, suggests, well organised and delivered sport and physical activity programs combined with other targeted interventions can make a contribution in reducing crime within targeted groups and communities.



Key Messages 

1

With the right policy settings sport can assist to reduce crime in society.

2

Sport can be effective when combined with programs which seek to address wider personal and social development.

3

There are a number of Government programs at all levels that use sport as a tool for crime minimisation.




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