Cases of Sports Violence Case Study by Jay Writtings LLC

Cases of Sports Violence
A description of four different cases of sports violence.
# 116039 | 1,390 words | 5 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Aug 25, 2009 in Sociology (Theory) , Psychology (Theory) , Sport (General)

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The paper looks at three theories that explain violence in sports. The paper picks examples of sports violence that show examples from all areas of sports: fan violence in a Greek volleyball game, a professional foul in hockey, reports of fan violence in baseball and a riotous celebration in college football. The paper discusses what can be done to prevent such violence.

Brawl in Greek Volleyball
Todd Bertuzzi
Fan vs Sportsman
Violence and Celebration

From the Paper:

"Violence in sports is a serious social issue. Sports violence occurs most frequently in team sports, hockey being an obvious example; however, it is also perpetrated by coaches, spectators, and is reinforced by the media. Spectator violence is a common theme of research, and out of this research, three theories of violence in sports has been developed: Biological theory, which argues that sports violence is an aspect of aggression, a natural human instinct, and is an acceptable way of discharging aggression. Psychological theory considers that the aggression of sports violence is a result of frustration; therefore, losing games, or being threatened by another team, may provoke aggression. This does not answer incidents where violence is perpetrated by the winning side."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • BBC News (2007) "Brawl halts team sports in Greece"
  • ESPN (2006) "Fan Violence Mars Ohio State's Big Win Over Texas"
  • Ismat, Abdal-Haqq (1989) "Violence in Sports, Eric Digest 1-89)
  • (2007) "Previous examples of fan violence"
  • (2006) "Bertuzzi's Cheapshot on Moore"

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