Sports can keep crimes away, says Al Mazeina

DUBAI - Major-General Khamis Mattar Al Mazeina, Deputy Commander-In-Chief of the Dubai Police, on Wednesday stressed the important role of schools in addressing violence through directing students to sports activities. Al Mazeina was speaking at the Third Conference on ‘Sports Against Crime’ in Dubai.


Amira Agarib

Published: Fri 25 Nov 2011, 12:40 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 10:39 AM

He underlined the great role played by educational institutions, in spreading awareness among the new generation on the importance of sports activities in maintaining physical and psychological health.

Physical activities have a major role in the prevention of school violence, Al Mazeina said, pointing out a case study made by Dr Annette Hoffman from Germany.

In response to the questions from participants, he elaborated the Dubai Police’s initiatives in encouraging sports activities among the inmates. The corrective institutions of Dubai Police believe in preserving physical and mental health of inmates through involving them in sports activities.

The police also have other programmes introduced to reduce the jail term of the inmates, which include the Quran memorisation programme, being conducted in cooperation with the Dubai International Holy Quran Award.

During the sessions on Tuesday Dr Mariam Ahmed Shabibi presented the result of a field study aimed to know the tendencies of the society towards the role of sports in the reducing crimes. The study confirmed the importance of exercise and its impact on the behaviour of individuals and that the community members believe that sports activities help to keep delinquency away from the society.

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