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The Sports Doping Market

Understanding Supply and Demand, and the Challenges of Their Control

Authors: Paoli, Letizia, Donati, Alessandro

  • ​Examines doping supply chain and anti-doping law internationally
  • Estimates the size and revenue of a national doping market
  • Presents solutions for anti-doping policies and effective criminal justice outcomes
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​​This book examines sports doping from production and distribution, 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 athletes most at risk to the role of organized crime in sports doping, and whether sports governing bodies are enabling the trade. Challenges for law enforcement and legislation, and efforts to control PED use in the worldwide sports community and among aspiring athletes, are also discussed in depth. The book's extensive research:• Estimates the 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 systems 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. Doping and Sport 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.

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“I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, which is extremely well organised and written. This book is a page-turner that would most certainly benefit those in the fields of criminology and the criminal justice system, with particular interest in corruption, drug trafficking, and criminal networks. It would also make essential reading for students of social sciences and sport sciences, athletes and gym owners. … The Sports Doping Market is truly a wonderful book that I have absolutely no reservations to recommend.” (Eileen Barker, Trends in Organized Crime, Vol. 18, 2015)


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • What Is Known About Doping and What Can This Study Add to It?

    Paoli, Letizia (et al.)

    Pages 1-20

  • Doping Products and Their Demand

    Paoli, Letizia (et al.)

    Pages 21-57

  • The (Illegal) Suppliers of Doping Products

    Paoli, Letizia (et al.)

    Pages 59-84

  • Distribution Chains and Market Relationships

    Paoli, Letizia (et al.)

    Pages 85-106

  • The Role of Sports Bodies and Organized Crime

    Paoli, Letizia (et al.)

    Pages 107-130

Buy this book

eBook £64.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-8241-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £82.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-8240-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover £82.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • Due: September 28, 2016
  • ISBN 978-1-4939-5538-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Sports Doping Market
Book Subtitle
Understanding Supply and Demand, and the Challenges of Their Control
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-8241-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-8241-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-8240-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-5538-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIX, 275
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations
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