Sexual Aggression in Sport

Carter, Daniel, Mark, Khan, Roxanne orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-3485-2450 and Brewer, Gayle (2018) Sexual Aggression in Sport. Journal of Forensic Practice, 20 (3). pp. 211-214. ISSN 2050-8794

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The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the sexual aggression in sport literature, including an analysis of interventions delivered to athletes that focus on the role of the coach and wider sporting community. The paper will also discuss the limitations of applying such prevention methods and possible directions for future research. This paper provides an overview of research investigating the prevalence of sexually aggressive behaviour perpetrated by athletes, theoretical explanations of their sexual misconduct, and the application of violence prevention methods delivered to athletes. Research findings are discussed in relation to the prevalence of sexual aggression in sport and the efficacy of prevention methods.
This paper provides a valuable overview of the literature that focuses on the topical area of sexual aggression in sports. The paper also considers the application and efficacy of violence prevention and intervention methods delivered to athletes.

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