Sexual abuse in youth sport: a sociocultural analysis

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    Cases of sport-related child sexual abuse have received increasing news coverage in recent years. This book documents and evaluates this important issue through a critical investigation of the research and theory on sexual violence and child sex offending that has emerged over the past 30 years. Based on life history interviews with male and female ‘survivors’ of child sexual abuse in sport, this text offers a deeper appreciation for the experiences of those who are sexually victimized within sports and school sport settings. Drawing on a wide range of sources, it also provides a new theoretical framework through which child sexual abuse in sport may be explored. Offering a critique spanning psychology, sociology and criminology, this book challenges existing theories of sex offending while advocating an alternative epistemology to help better understand and address this social problem. Presenting an original sociological approach to this field of study, Sexual Abuse in Youth Sport is important reading for any researcher, policy maker or practitioner working in youth sport, physical education, sports coaching, sport policy, child protection or social work.

    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationLondon
    Number of pages222
    ISBN (Electronic)9781317536017
    ISBN (Print)978-1-138-84850-4
    Publication statusPublished - Sept 2016

    Publication series

    NameRoutledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society


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