Legal Liability in Recreation, Sports, and Tourism, 4th ed.

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ISBN/ISSN: LEGACY-ISBN

Author(s): John O. Spengler, Bruce B. Hronek

Copyright year: 2011

Edition: 4th

Legal Liability in Recreation, Sports, and Tourism provides a body of knowledge that will help recreation and sports students, practitioners, and professionals in the field to manage the legal risks that are an everyday part of their lives.

This book discusses general areas of law including a legal foundation, negligence, intentional torts, constitutional law, personnel risk, recreation and event management, recreational sports, playgrounds, and aquatics liability, as well as other subject areas related to recreation and sports legal liability.  

The authors have a rich legal background and practical on-the-ground experience that provides a no-nonsense approach to the problems associated with legal liability in recreation and sports. They are practitioners, teachers, and researchers in the field of risk management and legal liability.

PART 1: FOUNDATION

Chapter 1: Introduction to Recreation Legal Issues

Chapter 2: Introduction to the Legal Process

PART 2: NEGLIGENCE

Chapter 3: The Negligence Cause of Action

Chapter 4: Strict Liability

Chapter 5: Legal Protections

PART 3: INTENTIONAL TORTS
Introduction

Chapter 6: Harm to Persons

Chapter 7: Trespass

Chapter 8: Defenses to Intentional Torts

PART 4: CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS

Chapter 9: Human Rights Liability

Chapter 10 Due Process, Privacy, Speech, and Religion

Chapter 11: Discrimination

PART 5: RISK ASSESSMENT IN RECREATION, SPORTS, AND TOURISM

Chapter 12: The Risk Management Process

Chapter 13: Risk Assessment Overview

Chapter 14: Approaches to Risk Assessment

Chapter 15: Insurance

PART 6: WORKPLACE RISK

Chapter 16: Employee Termination

Chapter 17: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Chapter 18: Employee Safety and Health

Chapter 19: The Americans With Disabilities Act

Chapter 20: Employee Evaluations

PART 7: OUTDOOR RECREATION MANAGEMENT
Introduction

Chapter 21: Standard of Care for Park Managers

Chapter 22: Adventure/Challenge Recreation

Chapter 23: Protection Issues

PART 8: MANAGING SPORTS AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES
Introduction

Chapter 24: The Responsible Leader

Chapter 25: Facilities and Equipment

Chapter 26: Warnings

Chapter 27: Playgrounds

Chapter 28: Aquatics

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