To blow the whistle or not: That is the question.

According to Near and Miceli (1985) the term whistleblowing relates to "the disclosure by organisation members (former or current) of illegal, immoral or illegitimate practices under the control of their employers, to persons or organisations that may be able to effect action." For an individual to be classified as a whistleblower the information disclosed must …

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Pain , injury and the culture of risk

Deviance can be described as a behaviour diverging from socially accepted values, within wider society deviance is often used to describe behaviour that is negative such as a rejection of cultural goals. Within sport, some behaviours are considered negatively deviant, such as illicit drug use or disregarding the rules of the sport but many would …

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Does the gymnastics sports subculture create an environment for abuse in elite level sport?

  This piece was written in 2016 shortly after the Indianapolis Star broke the Nassar abuse story. The troubling issue of sex abuse within youth sport has been prominent within the media over the past few months.  The abuse of youth football players in the UK from grass roots level to professional clubs has emerged with …

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