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Palgrave Macmillan

Football Hooliganism, Fan Behaviour and Crime

Contemporary Issues

ISBN 9781137347961
Publication Date May 2014
Formats Hardcover Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

Focusing on a number of contemporary research themes and placing them within the context of palpable changes that have occurred within football in recent years, this timely collection brings together essays about football, crime and fan behaviour from leading experts in the fields of criminology, law, sociology, psychology and cultural studies.

Examining issues such as the links between football supporter sub-cultures and hate crime, football and corruption, football as a crime generator and the policing of crowds, this volume moves forward the debate on football hooliganism, situating the study of football and crime into appropriate historical, theoretical and policy contexts. This valuable collection illustrates that the analysis of football and fan behaviours still has much to offer the criminological community.

Matt Hopkins is a Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Leicester, UK. He has published widely on a number of areas of criminological interest, including crime prevention, organized crime and football hooliganism.
James Treadwell is Lecturer in Criminology at Birmingham Law School, University of Birmingham, UK and is also author of Criminology: The Essentials (2013).

Introduction; Matt Hopkins and James Treadwell
1. The Football 'Hotspot' Matrix; Justin Kurland, Nick Tilley and Shane D. Johnson
2. Talking Prada and Powder: Cocaine Use and Supply Amongst the Football Hooligan Firm; James Treadwell and Tammy Ayres
3. 'We've got the equivalent of Passchendaele': Sectarianism, Football and Urban Disorder in Scotland; John Flint and Ryan Powell
4. The Hollow Victory of Antiracism in English Football; Jon Garland and Michael Rowe
5. Crime in the Boardroom: Extending the Focus Beyond Football Fans; Graham Brooks
6. The Last of the Working Class Subcultures to Die? Real Tales of Football Hooligans in the Global Media Age; Steve Redhead
7. The Hooligan Film Factory: Football Violence in High Definition; Emma Poulton
8. Playing on a Different Pitch: Ethnographic Research on Football Crowds; Geoff Pearson
9. Criminalising Football Fans in an Age of Intolerance; Stuart Waiton
10. Football Banning Orders: the Highly Effective Cornerstone of a Preventative Strategy?; Matt Hopkins and Niall Hamilton-Smith
11. Policing Football 'Hooliganism': Crowds, Context and Identity; Clifford Stott
12. Justice for the 96? Hillsborough, Politics and English Football; John Williams

Tammy Ayres, Leicester University, UK
Graham Brooks, Wolverhampton University, UK
John Flint, University of Sheffield, UK
Jon Garland, University of Surrey, UK
Niall Hamilton-Smith, University of Stirling, UK
Shane D. Johnson, University College London, UK
Justin Kurland, University College London, UK
Geoff Pearson, University of Liverpool, UK
Ryan Powell, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
Emma Poulton, Durham University, UK
Steve Redhead, Charles Stuart University, Australia
Michael Rowe, Northumbria University, UK
Clifford Stott, University of Leeds, UK
Nick Tilley, University College London, UK
Stuart Waiton, The University of Abertay Dundee, UK
John Williams, University of Leicester, UK


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