The fight against drugs in sport: an evaluation of the evidence relating to offenders and the growing role of law enforcement in tackling this sporting fraud

Hartley, Patrick (2014) The fight against drugs in sport: an evaluation of the evidence relating to offenders and the growing role of law enforcement in tackling this sporting fraud. MSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This study critically evaluates the evidence relating to proven doping cases, and determines the extent to which the increasing involvement of law enforcement in anti-doping is changing the emphasis in the fight against drugs in sport. In recent years, the anti-doping movement has established links with law enforcement agencies, in an effort to expand its regulatory tool-box and develop strategies to address the network of criminal and fraudulent activity associated with doping.
    This research analyses information from over 1,000 doping cases in athletics, together with case studies predicated on the basis of evidence provided by law enforcement. This study demonstrates that anti-doping organisations should continue to invest in a partnership-based approach. Future regulation must be robust, whilst retaining the flexibility to meet a constantly evolving threat. For the unique appeal of sport to endure; the fight against doping must continue to be fought.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Institute of Criminal Justice Studies
    Depositing User: Beth Atkins
    Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2015 10:42
    Last Modified: 06 Feb 2015 10:42
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/16699

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