Analyzing the Issues: Critical Perspectives on Minors Playing High-Contact Sports, 1st Edition

  • John Albert Torres
  • Published By: Enslow Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 0766081389
  • ISBN-13: 9780766081383
  • DDC: 796
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 208 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released August 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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Playing team sports has many benefits, and yet high-contact sports such as football and rugby have also been linked to serious injuries, including concussions, and a higher risk of dementia, depression, and Parkinson’s disease. How can we weigh the potential benefits of contact sports with their potentially serious risks? This text provides primary source evidence from doctors, scientists, and experts in the field of sports medicine, as well as ordinary people’s viewpoints, in order to help students reach their own conclusions about the risks related to high-contact sports.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: What the Experts Say.
2: What the Government Says.
3: What the Courts Say.
4: What Advocates and Advocacy Groups Say.
5: What the Media Say.
6: What the Public Says.
Chapter Notes.
For More Information.
About the Editor.