Fraud, Corruption And Sport

Hardcover | September 25, 2013

byGraham Brooks, Azeem Aleem, Mark Button

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Sport plays a collective social, political and cultural role around the world. In recent years, however, it has become associated with stories of corruption including gambling, consumption of illegal substances and institutional vote rigging. This book examines the level, depth and range of fraud and corruption in sport and the methods used to counteract and prevent fraud and corruption which damages the integrity of sport.

Brooks, Aleem and Button argue that sport is often downplayed and defended as 'different' from other businesses. This book demonstrates that sport encounters the same types of fraud and corruption as business everywhere, and those specific to it such as match fixing, point shaving associated with vested gambling interests and tanking to secure better players in the future. Fraud, Corruption and Sport analyses a diverse range of cases internationally from across the sporting world including football, cricket, horse racing, basketball, baseball and boxing.

This book presents a new perspective on the security of sport appealing to students, academics, practitioners and sporting enthusiasts alike.



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Sport plays a collective social, political and cultural role around the world. In recent years, however, it has become associated with stories of corruption including gambling, consumption of illegal substances and institutional vote rigging. This book examines the level, depth and range of fraud and corruption in sport and the methods...

Graham Brooks is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Portsmouth, UK. His research interests focus on fraud and corruption. Azeem Aleem is Principal Lecturer in Risk and Security at the University of Portsmouth, UK. Mark Button is Reader in Criminology at the University of Portsmouth, UK. He specialises in security an...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:220 pages, 9.67 × 5.61 × 0.8 inPublished:September 25, 2013Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230299784

ISBN - 13:9780230299788

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Table of Contents

Introduction
PART I: FRAUD, CORRUPTION AND SPORT IN CONTEXT
1. Defining Fraud and Corruption in Sport
2. Defining Fraud
3. Defining Corruption
4. Developing a Typology of Fraud and Corruption in Sport
5. The Art of Bending and Breaking the Rules: A Continuum of Corruption
6. A Culture of Corruption: a Systemic Problem or Protecting Vested Interests?
7. Gambling: A Cause of Fraud and Corruption in Sport?
8. The Extent of Fraud and Corruption in Sport
9. The Problem in Measuring Fraud and Corruption in Sport
10. Surveys and Estimates of Fraud and Corruption in Sport
11. The Limitation of Surveys of Fraud and Corruption Data
12. Gambling and Sport: Measuring 'Attempted' Fraud and Corruption?
13. Why do Those in Sport Commit Fraud?
14. Individual Athletes and Acts of Fraud and Corruption
15. Sporting Institutions and Acts of Fraud and Corruption
16. Internet Fraud, Corruption and Sport
17. Money Laundering and Gambling Websites
18. Under Threat from 'Organised' Crime: Fraud, Corruption and Online Gambling Websites
PART II: KEY BODIES: ENFORCEMENT AND GOVERNANCE
19. Fraud and Corruption in Football
20. Types of Fraud and Corruption in Football
21. Ticket Sales
22. Football Agents, Fees and Potential Tax Evasion
23. Match Fixing and its Association with Gambling
24. The Potential for Money Laundering and Lost Taxation from Football Clubs
25. Countering Fraud and Corruption in Football: A Structural Problem for Football Leagues
26. German Football: Broad Involvement, Limited Regulation and Incentives for Financial Window Dressing
27. The Structure of Italian Football: Creative Accounting in a Family Business?
28. Detecting, Exposing and Preventing Fraud and Corruption in Football
29. Fraud and Corruption in Cricket
30. Types of Fraud and Corruption in Cricket
31. Paying for Information
32. Match Fixing
33. Spot-fixing
34. Countering Fraud and Corruption in Cricket: The Role(s) of the ICC ACSU and National Boards
35. Detecting and Exposing Fraud and Corruption in Cricket: a Need for Special Investigators?
36. Fraud and Corruption in Horse Racing
37. Types of Fraud and Corruption in Horse Racing
38. Trading a Horse or Horse-trading? Buying a Horse at Auction
39. Auction Fraud in the United Kingdom and USA
40. Fixing Horse Races: Doping and Gambling in the Name of Profit?
41. Detecting, Exposing and Countering Fraud and Corruption in Horse Racing
42. Fraud and Corruption in Basketball
43. Types of Fraud and Corruption in Basketball
44. Point Shaving
45. Referee Bias
46. Tanking: Losing to Win?
47. Detecting, Countering and Exposing Fraud and Corruption in Basketball 
48. Fraud and Corruption in Baseball
49. Types of Fraud and Corruption in Baseball
50. Match Fixing for Money: A Justification for Poor Pay and Restrictive Contracts?
51. Match Fixing for Glory: Little League Baseball (LLB) and State Corruption in Taiwan
52. Match Fixing for Organised Interests: Bribery, Threats and Intimidation
53. Detecting, Countering and Exposing Fraud and Corruption in Baseball: The Role(s) of the Major League Baseball (MLB)
54. Recourse to the Law: Getting MLB Attention?
55. Fraud and Corruption in Boxing
56. Types of Fraud and Corruption in Boxing
57. The Participants
58. Boxers
59. Managers
60. Promoters
61. Boxing Commissions
62. Sanctioning Organisations
63. Detecting, Exposing and Countering Fraud and Corruption in Boxing: The Evolution of Federal Regulation of Boxing
64. Preventing some Fraud and Corruption in Boxing: Improving Contracts, Developing a Database of Boxers and Employing Credible Referees and Judges
65. Overview and Final Reflections
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