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Sport, Physical Recreation and the Law - Hazel Hartley

Sport, Physical Recreation and the Law

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It is important for anybody involved in sport and physical recreation to be aware of the legal context in which their activity takes place, to develop an understanding of their legal responsibilities and to know what might happen if something goes wrong. Sport, Physical Recreation and the Law is the first textbook on this difficult subject for students and practitioners in sport and physical recreation.

Covering a wide range of legal principles and cases, this textbook introduces the reader to legal systems, terminology, databases and the use of case law. Designed to encourage analysis, reflection and the application of examples and ideas from the readera (TM)s own experience, the book clearly and comprehensively explains key topics such as:

  • socio-legal aspects of sports violence and criminal liability
  • negligence and defences against negligence
  • manslaughter by individuals and organizations in sport
  • principles of natural justice, disciplinary tribunals and doping
  • discrimination, harassment and child protection
  • risk management, statutory duties, and breaches of health and safety
  • criminal liability a " recognized sports, hazing, and cage fighting.

Including over 300 exercises, hypothetical scenarios, investigative tasks and seminar activities, this book is an essential course text for all students of sport, recreation and the law, and an invaluable reference for coaches, physical education teachers and those who play, lead or organize sport and physical recreation.

Industry Reviews

Although aimed predominantly at non lawyers, its 'user friendly' tried and tested basic information and guidance also has the potential to help law students struggling to cope with basic legal principles in an area of law they have an interest in rather than just one they need to know about. Yvonne Willams The Cambrian Law Review

Resources at your fingertips
A guide to legal sources, databases, and organizations
Taking reasonable care?
Principles of negligence in sport, physical education and recreation
Defnces against negligence
Volenti, contributory negligence and two rugby cases
Sport violence and criminal assault
A socio-legal perspective
Discrimination, harassment and child protection in sport and physical recreation
Safe in our hands?
Risk management and breaches of health and safety: Learning from cases and incidents
Causing death
An overview of selected manslaughter cases
Natural justice principles, sport disciplinaries and key doping cases
Unfinished business?
Legal reform on offences against the person
Implications for sado-masochism, sports, hazing and cage-fighting
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780415321853
ISBN-10: 0415321859
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 26th June 2009
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 17.15  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.66
Edition Number: 1