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Soccer Hooliganism: A Preliminary Report focuses on the study of the intrusion of hooliganism into sports, especially football.
This book begins with a description of the methods of inquiry that surveys and evaluates existing opinions regarding the problem of football hooliganism, followed by a discussion of its extent and seriousness. The nature of football hooliganism, which includes rowdysim, horseplay and threatening behavior, foul support, soccermania, football riots, and vandalism are also reviewed in detail. Injuries resulting from hooliganism are also elaborated. Other topics include the characteristics of convicted hooligans, causes and epidemiology of hooliganism, and ethological study of football crowds. This text concludes with a deliberation of the control and prevention of hooliganism, including a summary of the main findings and recommendations of the problem.
This publication is suitable for specialists and medical practitioners concerned with the psychiatric studies of convicted hooligans or misbehavior among spectators.
1. Methods of Inquiry
Opinion Poll by Questionnaires
Information Given by Police
2. The Extent of the Problem
Is Hooliganism Increasing?
How Serious is the Problem ?
Table I (Analysis of Questionnaire)
3. The Nature of the Problem
Types of Soccer Hooliganism
Injuries Resulting from Hooliganism
4. The Offenders
Types of Offender
Characteristics of Convicted Hooligans
Tables II, III, IV (Convicted Hooligans)
5. Causes of Hooliganism
Individual Psychological Factors
Chanting and Chant Leaders
6. Epidemiology of Hooliganism
Success or Failure of Teams
Special Games and Teams
Influence of Foreign Teams and Supporters
Overcrowding and Small Attendances
Society and the Football Hooligan
7. Other Correlates of Hooliganism
Disturbances on the Field
Ethological Study of Football Crowds
Standard of Refereeing
Publicity and the Mass Media
8. The Control of Hooliganism
Identification and Arrest of Offenders
Public Attitudes and Co-operation with the Police
Punishment of Offenders
9. Public Transport and the Hooligan
10. Prevention of Hooliganism
11. Hooliganism and the Future of Football
12. Summary of Main Findings and Recommendations
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- © Butterworth-Heinemann 1968
- 1st January 1968
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