Jitka Čihounková, Alena Skotáková, Martin Bugala, Jan Šenkýř
Faculty of Sport Studies, Masaryk University, the Czech Republic
In some countries it has been shown that individuals with disabilities are three times more likely to become victims of crime, and that crime is the biggest concern for people with physical disabilities. The aim of the study is the knowledge about the current state of self-defence for people with physical disabilities in the world. Using meta-analysis we draw on previous research looking for common elements to create new patterns of self-defence for people with physical disability. The major threat and challenge in this area seems to be vulnerability, abuse and sexual assault of women with disabilities. The topic of self-defence for people with physical disabilities is a serious problem which needs to be addressed in further research, especially by using exploratory methods.
Key words: abuse ? crime ? disabled persons ? secure ? vulnerability
Published online: 17 September 2015
Copyright: ? 2015 the Authors. Published by Archives of Budo
Contributors: Jitka Čihounková conceived the study design. Martin Bugala, Jan Šenkýř collected and analysed the data. Jitka Čihounková, Alena Skotáková, Martin Bugala prepared the manuscript. Alena Skotáková secured the funding.
Funding: The paper is financially supported by Faculty of Sport Studies, Masaryk University
Conflict of interest: Authors have declared that no competing interest exists
Ethical approval: Not required.
Provenance and peer review: Under responsibility of HMA Congress
Corresponding author: Jitka Čihounková, Faculty of Sport Studies, Masaryk University, Kamenice 753/5, Brno 625 00, Czech Republic; e-mail: cihounkova[at]fsps.muni.cz
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