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Australian Chief Justice says “positive connection between sport and reduction of criminal offending”.



Marilyn Warren is the Chief Justice of the Victorian Supreme Court in Australia

Marilyn Warren is the Chief Justice of the Victorian Supreme Court in Australia . In her blogg published in The herald Sun she focus now on the connection or relationship between sport and criminal offending. She stated that “academic research shows that there are definite social benefits from sport.”

Warren writes that ” many individuals being sentenced in the Supreme Court have not been exposed to the benefits of extra-curricular sporting or other social activities during their childhood and their youth. They simply have not had the advantage of being driven to sporting events, encouraged to participate, having a parent on the sidelines keeping the score, a parent washing the football jumpers, attending cricket training, driving to basketball stadiums late at night and all the things that parents do and that our parents did for many of us.”

The Australian Chief Justice also says that in “my own life experience and that as a judge informs me that sport helps to keep young people out of trouble. Competitive sport is a good thing. It teaches young people how to win and lose with grace and dignity. It allows them to take risks – to risk failure. “.

In Warren´s experience competitive sport helps to prepare young people for the competition they will face in life. Her opinions are supported by research published by the Australian Institute of Criminology and overseas research.

In that sense, the criminologists tell us that…READ MORE HERE