Penalties for dangerous tackles in the Australian NRL competition. Rugby League 'judiciary' decisions reviewed from the Chicago School perspective on the economics of crime and punishment

Duhs, L. A. (2014) Penalties for dangerous tackles in the Australian NRL competition. Rugby League 'judiciary' decisions reviewed from the Chicago School perspective on the economics of crime and punishment. Economic Analysis and Policy, 44 4: 355-363. doi:10.1016/j.eap.2014.11.001


Author Duhs, L. A.
Title Penalties for dangerous tackles in the Australian NRL competition. Rugby League 'judiciary' decisions reviewed from the Chicago School perspective on the economics of crime and punishment
Journal name Economic Analysis and Policy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0313-5926
Publication date 2014-10-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.eap.2014.11.001
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 44
Issue 4
Start page 355
End page 363
Total pages 9
Place of publication Brisbane, QLD Australia
Publisher Economic Society of Australia
Language eng
Abstract Rugby league is a major football code within the Australian and New Zealand domestic markets for spectator sport. Current controversies include concern about the way the sport’s judiciary body reaches decisions regarding penalties for dangerous play. The argument presented in this paper is that inconsistent and inappropriate judiciary decisions are presently being imposed because of shortcomings in articulating the principles upon which such decisions should be based. It is argued that improved results in terms of both efficiency and fairness could be achieved if administrators consciously injected an understanding of the economics of crime and punishment as an underpinning for their judiciary processes.
Keyword Economics of sport
Efficiency
Equity
Fairness
Justice
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Economics Publications
 
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