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NCJ Number: 134574 Find in a Library
Title: Concerted Action: Cooperation as a Means of Preventing Violence at Major Soccer Events
Journal: Schriftenreihe der Polizei-Fuehrungsakademie  Volume:92  Issue:3  Dated:(1991)  Pages:complete issue
Corporate Author: Postfach 48 02 30
Zum Rotenberge 18-24
West Germany (Former)
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 183
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: German
Country: Germany (Unified)
Annotation: This collection of articles by German politicians and criminal justice experts emphasizes that all those involved in major sporting events (police, facility owners, organizers, private security, and fans) must collaborate to prevent a recurrence of recent violence at European soccer events.
Abstract: The first article presents the results of a survey of East and West German police officers who had been deployed at major soccer events. The second article examines the psychological link between violence and soccer events while the third article offers specific suggestions on the prevention of violence. One article emphasizes the need for improved building regulations (presently at a drafting stage) for mass event facilities. Four articles focus on ways of working with soccer fans, specifically violent juveniles, to obtain information on planned violence and to prevent future outbreaks. While one article focuses specifically on problems in the East German States, another focuses on the treatment of Belgian and other European soccer hooligans. Reports on several other transactions at the Police Leadership Academy are appended.
Main Term(s): Sporting event violent behavior
Index Term(s): Architectural design; Collective violence; Foreign crime prevention; Private sector-government cooperation; Riot control
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