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Author Paoli, Letizia, author

Title The sports doping market : understanding supply and demand, and the challenges of their control / Letizia Paoli, Alessandro Donati
Published New York : Springer, [2014?]
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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 274 pages) : illustrations
Contents Overview: What is Known about Doping and What Can This Study Add to It -- Doping Products and Their Demand -- The (Illegal) Suppliers of Doping Products -- Distribution Chains and Market Relationships -- The Role of Sports Body and Organized Crime -- Revenues and Profits -- Anti-Doping Law Enforcement: Legislation, Actors, Outcomes, and the Challenges Ahead -- Synthesis of Findings and Lessons for Policy-Making
Summary This book examines sports doping from production and distribution to use, detection, and punishment. Detailing the daily operations of the trade and its gray area as a semi-legal market, the authors cover important issues ranging from the diversion of regular drugs from legal market chains, the expanding scale of counterfeiting and the resulting health risks, to the role of organized crime in sports doping, and the protection long provided by sports ruling bodies and federations to elite athletes and their suppliers. This innovative book examines the supply-side of the sports doping market, and is the first study of its kind to estimate the size and revenues of a national market for doping products; including the suppliers profits. The Sports Doping Market also discusses in depth the challenges of the international antidoping regime and considers for the first time how anti-doping criminal provisions and their enforcement can contribute to improve the fight against doping within and outside the sports world. The book s extensive research: Estimates the nation-wide demand for performance-enhancing products Traces the route from legal substances to illegal uses. Identifies classes of suppliers and their methods of operation. Tracks typical distribution chains from suppliers to users. Examines the economics of the market: prices, profits, revenue. Assesses the state of anti-doping law enforcement efforts. Starting with an unprecedented case study in Italy, the intense scrutiny from one pivotal country yields a potential template for research and policy on a world scale. The Sports Doping Market makes solid contributions to the work of researchers in criminology and criminal justice, particularly with an interest in corruption, drug trafficking, and criminal networks; researchers in sports science and public health; and policymakers
Analysis Criminology & Criminal Justice
International Sports Law
Social Sciences
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed September 16, 2013)
Subject Doping in sports.
Doping in sports -- Law and legislation.
Sports -- Law and legislation.
Form Electronic book
Author Donati, Alessandro, author
ISBN 1461482402
1461482410 (electronic bk.)
9781461482413 (electronic bk.)