Crime Prevention Workshop at the Hungarian University of Physical Education

As a next step of the cooperation between the National Crime Prevention Council and the University of Physical Education two colleagues of the Secretariat of the Council, Ms. Judit Diószegi and Mr. Jenő István Molnár, held a workshop for the lecturers of the University about the role of crime prevention in physical education and sports.

The colleagues of the Secretariat presented the results of the work of the previous two years on this field and gave the chance to the audience to interact. It turned out that the topic is highly relevant for the participants who shared their own thoughts and ideas.

The role of coaches and trainers are many and varied. They are responsible for training athletes in a sport by analysing their performances, instructing in relevant skills and by providing encouragement. But they are also responsible for the guidance of the athlete in life. They are not only trainers but role models and mentors therefor it is extremely important to have well trained -crime prevention-wise educated- people in charge. Social competences and skills such as problem solving ability, alternative conflict and aggressive behaviour solving strategies, teamwork, respect, acceptance and fair play are required in both crime prevention and sports.