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AIC Occasional Seminar Series

Sport and corruption in Australia: a case of home-grown talent?

Dr Samantha Bricknell
74 Leichhardt Street, Griffith ACT - FREE EVENT
11:00am-12:00pm (AEST) Friday 8 August 2014

Dr Samantha BricknellThe association between sport and corruption has a long history, affecting a broad spectrum of sporting codes and involving a range of offenders who may work in tandem.
Australian sport is not immune and in recent years there have been a number of serious allegations of match-fixing, doping and use of inside information to determine betting patterns.

This presentation examines some of these incidents to describe the nature of the corruption, the environment which engendered the corrupt behaviour and the extent to which these incidents were local events involving local actors. It also outlines some Australian legislative and policy responses to respond to corruption in sport, and where situational crime prevention techniques may be further applied.

Dr Samantha Bricknell, Research Manager (Acting), Violence and Exploitation, Australian Institute of Criminology

Dr Samantha Bricknell is the Research Manager (Acting) of the Violence and Exploitation Research Program at the Australian Institute of Criminology. Samantha has had extensive experience leading and undertaking research relevant to both transnational organised crime and violence while at the AIC, including the illicit firearms market, environmental crime, human trafficking and slavery, support needs of male victims of violence and trends in violent crime. Samantha holds a PhD and BA/BSc (First Class Honours) from the Australian National University.