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4.02 Leisure activities help reduce incidence of crime – particularly among youth. (recreation, sport, arts, culture)

  1. Found: 1-12 of 47 entries
  2. Designed to Move: Active Cities
    2015 - USA

    The report shows that cities with physically active populations are not only more economically competitive – they also benefit from increased productivity, improved school performance, higher...

  3. Seeing Community for the Trees
    2015 - England

    Local nature was linked to lower crime both directly and indirectly through its effects on community cohesion. 

  4. Walking Works
    2015 - England

    Walking makes people happy, keeps everyone healthy and can even save your life.

  5. Social Impacts of Culture and Sport
    2015 - England

      The review concludes that existing evidence demonstrates a diverse range of social benefits are derived from engagement with sport and culture, both for society generally and when used within...

  6. Co-benefits of Designing Communities for Active Living
    2015 - USA

    Designing communities that support physical activity is likely to produce a wide variety of additional benefits, ranging from mental health to environmental sustainability and economics.

  7. The Social Benefits of Sport
    2013 - Scotland

    Sport improves physical and mental health and reduces health care costs. It also reduces anti-social behaviour.

  8. The therapeutic benefits of sport in the rehabilitation of young sexual offenders
    2013 - South Africa

    Sport can address relevant psychosocial issues for young sexual offenders. Contact sports, with appropriate guidance, can be cathartic for participants. Male sports coaches can play a paternal role...

  9. A Review of Out-of-School Time Program Quasi-Experimental and Experimental Evaluation Results
    2003 - USA

    Evaluations of out-of-school-time (OST) programs link participation in programs to improvements in academic achievement, anti-social behaviour and positive youth development.

  10. The Scientific Evidence Relating to the Impact of Recreation on Youth Development
    2010 - USA

    "Park and recreation department out of school time programs can make significant contributions in nine areas . They can:
    1 . contribute to reducing juvenile delinquency
    2 . contribute to...

  11. Using Recreation to Curb Extremism. Sports and recreation have been proven to be effective means of
    2007 - USA

    Recreational sport programs help youth establish peaceful and productive relations with their neighbors,  and can be one of the most dynamic groups in society because sports, being played globally,...

  12. Access to Recreation for Low-Income Families in Ontario: The Health, Social and Economic Benefits of
    2007 - Canada

    A large body of scientific evidence substantiates the health, social and economic benefits of broad participation in recreation programs for low income families, such as:
    • Increased appropriate...

  13. The Wilderness Therapy Trail
    2005 - USA

    Research regarding the effects of wilderness therapy has generally found positive outcomes such as improved physical health, improved social skills, decreased antisocial behavior, and increased...

Leadership Provided By:

  • Leisure Information Network (LIN)
  • Alberta Recreation and Parks Association

On Behalf Of:

  • Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRAA)

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