The Legality of Boxing

A Punch Drunk Love?

The Legality of Boxing

The first book of its kind dedicated to an assessment of the legality of boxing, The Legality of Boxing: A Punch Drunk Love? assesses the legal response to prize fighting and undertakes a current analysis of the status of boxing in both criminal legal theory and practice. In this book, Anderson exposes boxing’s 'exemption' from contemporary legal and social norms. Reviewing all aspects of boxing - historical, legal, moral, ethical, philosophical, medical, racial and regulatory - he concludes that the supposition that boxing has a (consensual) immunity from the ordinary law of violence, based primarily on its social utility as a recognised sport, is not as robust as is usually assumed. It: suggests that the sport is extremely vulnerable to prosecution and might in fact already be illegal under English criminal law outlines the physical and financial exploitation suffered by individual boxers both inside and outside the ring, suggesting that standard boxing contracts are coercive thus illegal and that boxers do not give adequate levels of informed consent to participate advocates a number of fundamental reforms, including possibly that the sport will have to consider banning blows to the head proposes the creation of a national boxing commission in the US and a similar entity in the United Kingdom, which together would attempt to restore the credibility of a sport long know as the red-light district of sports administration. An excellent book, it is a must read for all those studying sports law, popular culture and the law and jurisprudence.

Law and Sport in Contemporary Society

Law and Sport in Contemporary Society

As the commercialization of sport grows, the need for proper regulation increases. In legal terms, sport is part of the entertainment and media industries which are subject to rapid change. This work brings together experts in many fields to analyze these changes and to discuss the implications of issues such as the BSkyB-Manchester United case, civil and criminal actions on the playing field, the "Bosman" ruling, drugs in sport, the legality of boxing and the validity of decisions made by governing bodies. This collection should appeal to students of both sports history and sports sociology.

The Legal, Medical and Cultural Regulation of the Body

Transformation and Transgression

The Legal, Medical and Cultural Regulation of the Body

The regulation of the body provides an important concern in law, medical practice and culture. This volume contributes to existing research in the area by encouraging experts from a range of related disciplines to consider the legal, cultural and medical ways in which we regulate the body, further exploring how conceptions of self, liberalism, property and harm inform and influence contentious legal and ethical questions about what we can and cannot do to or with our own bodies.

Strategic Approaches to the Legal Environment of Business

A Game Theory Based Decision Making Guide for Managers

Strategic Approaches to the Legal Environment of Business

Current and future managers are regularly confronted with decisions that create risk in the legal environment of business. This book provides a framework for qualifying legal risk and then determining if the legal risk is worth taking. This framework begins by looking at the relationship between the firm, its suppliers, customers, owners, agents, and others in society as a whole to understand specific risks in personal injury, agreements, products, borrowing money, employees, independent contractors, and business entity selection. When the manager is aware of the magnitude of the risk and the likelihood of the risk, the manager is in a strong position to determine if the risk is worth taking. This book uses numerous applications from Game Theory to determine how risks of the firm compare to risks of another firm, an employee, a vendor and a customer. Students of business law will appreciate the black letter legal discussions of civil procedure, torts, contracts, the sale of goods, secured transactions, agency, and business associations with tax implications. Aspiring accounting students will find familiarity with many topics that appear on the AICPA exam. Managers will gravitate toward specific guidance with regard to setting up agreements with customers and vendors, creating effective human relations policies, and mitigating firm risks with regard to internal and external stakeholders. Dozens of managers provided input and experience that found its way into the selection of examples in the book ensuring real-world application for many practical business law problems.

Medicine, Sport and the Body

A Historical Perspective

Medicine, Sport and the Body

What role does sports medicine play in today's society? Is it solely about treating sports injuries? Should it only be concerned with elite sport? This book provides a history of the relationship between sport, medicine and health from the mid-19th century to today. It combines the sub-disciplines of the history of medicine and the history of sport to give a balanced analysis of the role of medicine in sport and how this has evolved over the past two centuries. In an age where sports medicine plays an increasingly prominent role in both elite and recreational sport, this book provides a timely and clear analysis of its rise and purpose.

Sports Law

Sports Law

Sports law has been growing with increasing rapidity over the years since the first edition of this book was published in 1999, regularly making headlines as well as leading to a developing body of law practised by specialist lawyers. This revised work, by leading practitioners in the field, with a foreword by Lord Coe, provides a coherent framework for understanding the principles of sports law in this area, as well as a deep analysis of its key features. The subject is split into various areas of practice: first, regulatory rules, which embrace the constitutional aspect of organised sport, including the disciplinary procedures of the various governing organisations; second, broadcasting and marketing resulting from the commercial exploitation, including sponsorship, of sports clubs, sporting events and players; and third, player's rights and obligations, which embraces a wide range of legal issues including club transfers and player contracts, and issues arising from employment (including discrimination law), personal injury and criminal law. Special attention is paid to the impact of EU and Human Rights law as well as to the influential jurisprudence of the Court of Arbitration for Sport. London 2012 provides an appropriate point at which to assess the current state of the law, as well as a look to the future. The target readership extends from solicitors, barristers and legal advisers, to sports organisations and clubs, corporations involved in marketing and sponsorship, media companies, academics teaching sports law, and sports administrators. “I commend it to everyone who has to administer sport as well as to those who have to advise the administrators or argue cases in the field on whatever side. It is a gold medal book.” From the Foreword by Lord Coe KBE

The Oxford History of the Laws of England

The Oxford History of the Laws of England

"The Oxford History of the Laws of England" provides a detailed survey of the development of English law and its institutions from the earliest times until the twentieth century, drawing heavily upon recent research using unpublished materials.

The Penguin Book Of South African Sports Trivia

The Penguin Book Of South African Sports Trivia

David O'Sullivan and Kevin McCallum are passionate about sport. They are fascinated by its vivid characters, heart-stopping moments and its endless drama. Over years of watching, reading and reporting on great sporting events, they have amassed a wealth of knowledge. After much deliberation, debate and pursuit of famous sports stars for personal anecdotes, they have produced this book: a fascinating collection of trivia and behind-the-scenes stories about South African sport over the years. The Penguin Book of South African Sports Trivia is the perfect companion for sports fanatics or people who just want to show off in front of their sports-mad mates. Do you know: which one-eyed Norwegian captained the South African cricket team; why Percy Montgomery punched Butch James before the Rugby World Cup in 2007; how Thabo Mbeki was responsible for the first loss the West Indian cricket team suffered on their tour of England in June 1966; which kwaito star has a father famous for his exploits in showjumping; how Madonna helped to kick-start Gary Kirsten's international cricket career; what Jomo Sono did during his wedding reception; why Pieter Hendriks' try in the opening match of the 1995 Rugby World Cup should never have been awarded. Find out the answers to these questions and hundreds more to impress your friends with your extraordinary knowledge of South African sport.

Unlocking Criminal Law

Unlocking Criminal Law

Criminal law is a dynamic and popular element of all law degrees. Unlocking Criminal Law will ensure that you grasp the main concepts with ease providing you with an indispensable foundation in the subject. The book explains in detailed, yet straightforward, terms: Background to criminal law HomicideActus reus Non-fatal offences against the personMens rea Sexual offencesStrict liability TheftParties to a crime Robbery, burglary and other offences in the Theft ActsInchoate offences Deception offencesCapacity Cri.