Measuring the Impact of Crime Reduction Interventions Involving Sports Activities
Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Blackwell
The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice v.45 n.3, 2004, 267-283 pages
Discusses the variety of measurement techniques used to determine the causality between sports-related intervention programs and the reduction of crime in the United Kingdom (UK). The programs are divided into categories of primary (targets the improvement of community resources), secondary (targets individuals at high-risk for crime activity), and tertiary (targets actual offenders). Crime-reducing mechanisms are categorized as diversion, deterrence, or pro-social development. Outcomes of each type of program and mechanisms require unique and complicated data collection and evaluation techniques. Scholarly evidence is difficult to obtain and analyze for the most anecdotally effective programs. Although extensive data is not available, these programs should continue given their prima facie evidence of success.
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