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, Sport Australia
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:  17 January 2018
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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 


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


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


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

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