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Sports gang: Understanding the role of sport in addressing concerns about gangs and youth crime.

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Our organisation [Laureus] is founded on the belief that sport has a unique ability to bring about transformation to the most complex of social challenges. This isn’t a fuzzy conviction from a collection of individuals who happen to be passionate about sport. It’s a belief that is rooted in the stories and experiences we have seen come out of the sport and development projects we support, and in the research that we have commissioned to better understand the impact of our sports projects.

It is not unusual to think of sport as an activity that is ‘good for’ young people. At a very simplistic level, sport is often seen as beneficial because it is diversionary: while young people are engaged in sport they are occupied and therefore not hanging around their neighbourhoods with the potential to get into trouble. Concerns about young people spending much of their time on the streets, creating fear in communities (whether this fear is justified or not), drives popular support for sporting activities that will keep them occupied.

  

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Reference : Substance. (2009). Sports gang: Understanding the role of sport in addressing concerns about gangs and youth crime.London: Laureus Foundation

 

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