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Match-Fixing in International Sports

Existing Processes, Law Enforcement, and Prevention Strategies

  • M.R. Haberfeld
  • Dale Sheehan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Corruption in Sport: Match Fixing – Definitional and Operational Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Thomas Feltes
      Pages 15-30
    3. Hanif Qureshi, Arvind Verma
      Pages 69-88
    4. Nikolaos (Nick) Petropoulos, Ronan Maguire
      Pages 89-99
  3. Preventing Match-Fixing: Contemporary Approach

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Ashutosh Misra, Jack Anderson, Jason Saunders
      Pages 135-155
    3. David Forrest
      Pages 177-197
    4. Karen L. Jones
      Pages 199-228
    5. Letícia Godinho, Cassio Barbosa
      Pages 229-245
    6. Farrukh B. Hakeem
      Pages 247-260
  4. Future: Where Do We Go from Here?

About this book


Match-fixing includes everything from bribery of players, to putting undue influences on the owners of the soccer clubs, managers, coaches and others who have the ability to affect the final scores. In addition, match-fixing spills over into the arena of illegal betting (in person and online), which creates a host of additional organized crime opportunities, including human trafficking, prostitution, drugs, extortion and even terrorism.

This timely volume brings together international contributions with an aim is to increase awareness of the problems associated with match-fixing and the degree to which key agents in sport, particularly young people, are vulnerable.The contributions are based on INTERPOL’s Global Experts Meeting in Singapore, in November 2012, which brought together key speakers to discuss issues surrounding match-fixing and how to combat corruption in football through channels of education. The purpose of this meeting was to identify ways that academia can play a role in developing and implementing training modules and academic courses, including certification procedures,  to prevent match-fixing and develop lines of study at all educational levels.  

This unique work reflects the gravity of the situation around the world together with possible solutions. It will be of interest to researchers studying organized crime and criminal networks, as well as related areas of sports research and international law.


Corruption in Sports Criminal Networks International Sports Law Match-Fixing in Sports Organized Crime White Collar Crime

Editors and affiliations

  • M.R. Haberfeld
    • 1
  • Dale Sheehan
    • 2
  1. 1.City University of New York John Jay College of Criminal JusticeNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Interpol Secretariat GeneralLyonFrance

About the editors

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.

Bibliographic information


“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)