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dc.contributor.authorHamilton-Smith, Niallen_UK
dc.contributor.authorMcBride, Maureenen_UK
dc.contributor.authorAtkinson, Colinen_UK
dc.description.abstractBased primarily on research into the policing of football fans in Scotland following the implementation of the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications Act (Scotland) Act 2012 this paper examines the interplay of police techniques and surveillance technologies in the policing of Scottish football. There has been relatively little academic attention directed towards the Act, so the question of why and how this flagship legislation generated such intense opposition that it was repealed within six years of its introduction demands investigation. This paper explores the implementation of the Act from the perspectives of football fans, criminal justice agencies, and representatives of football clubs, with a specific focus on the impact of police surveillance practices. The research uncovered strong perceptions that such practices were considered intimidatory, which may have weakened the perceived legitimacy of the Act. This paper poses a challenge to simple readings of evidence in terms of the claimed benefits of particular forms of surveillance, arguing that the use of technologies such as powerful hand-held cameras and body worn video (BWV) has had a detrimental impact on police-fan relationships, interactions and dialogue.en_UK
dc.publisherInforma UK Limiteden_UK
dc.relationHamilton-Smith N, McBride M & Atkinson C (2019) Lights, camera, provocation? Exploring experiences of surveillance in the policing of Scottish football. Policing and Society p. 16.
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dc.subjectpolicing footballen_UK
dc.subjectpolicing offensivenessen_UK
dc.titleLights, camera, provocation? Exploring experiences of surveillance in the policing of Scottish footballen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.rights.embargoreason[20191003 - DOC - Football surveillance revised - 14th Octo 19_.pdf] Publisher requires embargo of 18 months after formal publication.en_UK
dc.citation.jtitlePolicing and Societyen_UK
dc.type.statusAM - Accepted Manuscripten_UK
dc.contributor.funderScottish Governmenten_UK
dc.description.notesOutput Status: Forthcoming/Available Onlineen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationThe Scottish Centre for Crime & Justice Researchen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Glasgowen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of the West of Scotlanden_UK
dc.relation.funderprojectA Proposal to Conduct Research into the Impact of the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Acten_UK
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