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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Description:

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.

Outline:
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" http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6510735.stm
  • ESPN (2006) "Fan Violence Mars Ohio State's Big Win Over Texas" http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/print?id=2581868&type=story
  • Ismat, Abdal-Haqq (1989) "Violence in Sports, Eric Digest 1-89) http://www.ericdigests.org/pre-9214/sports.htm
  • SI.com (2007) "Previous examples of fan violence" http://cnnsi.printthis.clickability.com/pt/cpt?action=cpt&expire=&urIID=4098147&fb
  • Youtube.com (2006) "Bertuzzi's Cheapshot on Moore" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiLlz4-vUFg

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APA Format

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"Cases of Sports Violence" 25 August 2009. Web. 06 December. 2022. <https://www.academon.com/case-study/cases-of-sports-violence-116039/>

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