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Title: 'Muscle Profiling': Anti-doping policy and deviant leisure
Contributor(s): Mulrooney, Kyle J D  (author)orcid ; van de Ven, Katinka  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2015-01-21
Open Access: Yes
DOI: 10.2139/ssrn.2581573Open Access Link
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Abstract: Doping in sport has become progressively viewed as a social problem and a number of actors have been successively identified as the ‘carriers of this social harm’ (Ellis, 1987; in DeKeseredy & Dragiewicz, 2012). As a result the list of ‘folk devils’ (Cohen, 1985) has grown and so too have the control mechanisms employed to combat them. Performance and Image Enhancing Drugs (PIED) are deemed morally reprehensible by the general population, and considered a practice that should be banned and criminalized (Coomber, 2013; Coakley, 2014). However, there seems to be a tendency amongst policy makers to frame steroid or PIED use outside of elite sport as an issue within sport, and to call for the same types of policies that are being used in anti-doping (Kimergard, 2014). This paper will briefly explore the PIED policies of three countries, Sweden, Belgium and Denmark, highlighting the ways in which anti-doping in elite sport is informing national drug policy and encouraging a zero tolerance approach to PIEDs as a social health issue.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Deviant Leisure
Field of Research (FOR): 160299 Criminology not elsewhere classified
111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
160510 Public Policy
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): 920504 Men's Health
920401 Behaviour and Health
940499 Justice and the Law not elsewhere classified
HERDC Category Description: C3 Non-Refereed Article in a Professional Journal
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