Publications

An evaluation of section 1 of the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012

Published: 2015

Hamilton-Smith, N., Anderson, S., Simpson, I., McArdle, D., McBride, M., Goodall, K., Haynes, R., Jago, N., and Crawford, J. (2015) ‘An evaluation of section 1 of the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012’, Scottish Government Social Research Series; Edinburgh Scottish Government

Summary

A multi-method research study evaluated the implementation and impact of new powers introduced in Section 1 of the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012. The research aimed to provide evidence as to the Act’s impact on disorder and offensive behaviour at football matches.