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NCJ Number: 151827 Find in a Library
Title: Football: Policing the Supporter
Author(s): N Middleham
Corporate Author: Great Britain Home Office, Policing and Reducing Crime Unit
Research, Development and Statistics Directorate
United Ki
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 229
Sponsoring Agency: Great Britain Home Office, Policing and Reducing Crime Unit
London, SW1H 9HD, England
Sale Source: Great Britain Home Office, Policing and Reducing Crime Unit
Research, Development and Statistics Directorate
Clive House, Room 415
Petty France
London, SW1H 9HD,
United Kingdom
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This research investigated procedures used by English police at football (soccer) matches and the ways these have changed in light of recent acts of hooliganism at games, and examined attitudes of police officers and football fans regarding trends in spectator behavior and policing procedures.
Abstract: Data were collected through a review of the literature, visits to matches, and postal surveys of supporters and football police commanders. The results of the survey are discussed in terms of fans' satisfaction with football policing, the need for police to communicate with supporters, the issue of placing a perimeter fence around the playing field and protecting the playing area, and arguments regarding designs for an all-seated stadium. The three most contentious issues that arose from survey responses related to desegregation of supporters from different organizations, player conduct, and banning troublemakers. The report concludes with 43 recommendations. 32 references and 10 appendixes
Main Term(s): Foreign police
Index Term(s): England; Special events policing; Sporting event violent behavior; Stadium security
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