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Match-Fixing in International Sports

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Table of Contents

I. Corruption in Sport: Match Fixing Definitional and Operational Issues.- Introduction.- Match Fixing in Western Europe.- Match Fixing in Eastern Europe.- Corruption in Sports: An Argument for the Nodal Approach.- Regional Reflections: A Study of East Africa.- II. Preventing Match Fixing.- Facilitators and Responses to Match-Fixing: A Comparative Approach.- Which Factors Favor Betting Related Cheating in Sports?- Theoretical Model: A Case of Supply and Demand.- Compliance Mechanism as a Tool of Prevention?- III. Future: Where Do We Go From Here? - INTERPOL's Response.- Way Forward: Law Enforcement- An Academic Paradigm.

About the Author

M.R. Haberfeld is a Professor of Police Science in the Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. Prior to coming to John Jay she served in Israeli Defense Forces, in a counter-terrorist unit, and left the army at rank of a Sergeant; she then joined the Israel National Police, and left the force at the rank of Lieutenant. She also worked for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, in the New York Field Office, as a special consultant. She holds two Bachelor or Art degrees, two Master degrees, and a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice. Her main interests and expertise are in the area of police training and professional development, with particular emphasis on: police ethics, integrity, leadership, counter-terrorism and use of force in multicultural environments.


"The aim to create academic awareness and trigger discussion about the operationalisation of Sports Related Crimes (SRC), in order to facilitate an effective justice response globally. ... Match-Fixing in International Sports is a very informative collection on a rather under-researched topic that is receiving increasing attention. ... This book should be read by anyone interested in understanding match-fixing, the reasons behind it and its implications around the globe." (Argyro Elisavet Manoli, Trends in Organized Crime, Vol. 18, 2015)

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