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Sport, recreation and juvenile crime: an assessment of the impact of sport and recreation upon Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal youth offenders

Gail Mason and Paul Wilson
ISBN 0 642 14012 X
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, January 1988


The authors examine the research and projects undertaken in Australia and overseas, dealing with the value of sport and recreation programs in reducing juvenile delinquency. They cover the literature on connections between recreation and delinquency reduction, major overseas research, and initiatives in Australia. There is particular emphasis on the applicability of programs to Aboriginal youth.