Research Report

An Evaluation of Football Banning Orders in Scotland



Hamilton-Smith N, Bradford B, Hopkins M, Kurland J, Lightowler C, McArdle D & Tilley N (2011) An Evaluation of Football Banning Orders in Scotland. Scottish Government. Scottish Government.

This report presents the findings from an evaluation of the operation and effectiveness of legislation relating to football banning orders (FBOs) in Scotland. The evaluation involved a review of administrative data (including conviction records and case files) and relevant documentation (including legislation); and interviews and focus groups with strategic and operational stakeholders. The fieldwork was conducted between August 2010 and January 2011.

Publication date31/12/2011
PublisherScottish Government
ISSN of series2045 6964
ISBN978 1 78045 300 2

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Dr Niall Hamilton-Smith

Dr Niall Hamilton-Smith

Associate Professor, Sociology, Social Policy & Criminology

Dr David McArdle

Dr David McArdle

Senior Lecturer, Law