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  Violence in sports - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
Competitive sports, such as football, basketball, and baseball may involve aggressive tactics, but actual violence in sports falls outside the boundaries of good sportsmanship.
Violence in sports may include threats, verbal abuse, or physical harm and may be carried out by athletes, coaches, fans, spectators, or the parents of young athletes.
Although the level of football-related violence was significantly reduced in England after this event, in the recent Euro 2004 tournament, England were publicly warned that any violence by supporters at matches could result in the team's expulsion from the tournament.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/v/i/o/Violence_in_sports.html   (2425 words)

  
 Violence in sports - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In sports that involve close marking of an opponent, or which leave opponents in close proximity for some time without them being directly involved in active play, banter, often becoming abusive, is widespread, especially in cricket and baseball.
Violence may also be related to nationalism or as an outlet for underlying social tensions.
Violence by supporters of sports teams dates back to Roman times, when supporters of chariot racing teams were frequently involved in major riots.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Violence_in_sports   (2131 words)

  
 Violence in Sports. ERIC Digest
Sports violence can be defined as behavior which causes harm, occurs outside of the rules of the sport, and is unrelated to the competitive objectives of the sport (Terry and Jackson, p.2).
Violence is most prevalent in team contact sports, such as ice hockey, football, and rugby.
Ideally children's participation in team sports should be fun, contribute to their physical development and well-being, help to develop social skills, and promote a desire for continued involvement with physical activity.
www.ericdigests.org /pre-9214/sports.htm   (1458 words)

  
 violence in sports   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Sports violence can be defined as behavior which causes harm, occurs...
proposed theories for the explanation of violence in sports.
cause for the occurrence of violence in sports.
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 Violence in sports: aggressive or excessive? - CBS SportsLine
While Washington was fined $10,000 and suspended 60 days, it brought newfound attention to the issue of excessive sports violence on the basketball court.
Each professional sports league recognizes its primary responsibility to police itself -- and the NHL is annually evaluated based on high visibility, violent incidents during the playoffs.
Pam Doyle, Founder and Executive Director of the Institute of International Sport at the University of Rhode Island notes that "the impetus is often the desire to win or to relive parents' athletic dreams through their children.
cbs.sportsline.com /b/page/pressbox/0,1328,5381768,00.html   (1236 words)

  
 "Mind Body & Sports" - Dr. Ronald L. Kamm
Panelists acknowledged that violence has existed in sports throughout history, but contended there is new cause for alarm because children see so much of the misconduct depicted, and often glorified, on television.
Screaming coaches, jeering fans, trash-talking athletes- all contribute to an environment conducive to sports violence, he said.
The panelists said psychiatry is underutilized by the sports establishment, in large part because of resistance by coaches, owners and parents.
www.mindbodyandsports.com /media_violence.html   (527 words)

  
 CTV.ca | Psychologist says war fuels violence in sports
There's a correlation between war and other violence in society, and fights, injuries and aggression problems in pro and amateur sports, a roundtable discussion was told Thursday.
Sports psychologist Norman Morra, who works at the LaMarsh Centre, said the NHL is off to one of its rockiest starts ever, with 82 major penalties like fighting and six player suspensions over 42 games - an increase of 44 per cent over last year.
The seminar examining ways to reduce violence in sports was sponsored by York University's LaMarsh Centre for Research on Violence and Conflict Resolution.
www.ctv.ca /servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/1025063136591_20472336   (643 words)

  
 Violence and sports
NBA Commissioner David Stern was right to hand down some of the harshest punishments in league history to the nine players involved in the fracas -- with Indiana Pacers forward Ron Artest deserving of the dubious distinction of receiving the harshest suspension ever for going after fans in the stands.
There should be severe penalties for those sports "fans" who throw objects at players, rush onto fields and use vile and reprehensible language at games.
Violence between players and fans or coaches and officials cannot and should not be tolerated at any level.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2004/11/23/EDGQT9UPUV1.DTL   (222 words)

  
 Violence in Sports
Although injury can result from other sports such as snowboarding or volleyball, it is the "willingnes to harm others" that defines some sport as violent.
Fan violence is usually considered (by the fans) to be an act of celebration.
The emphasis on violence in sports is driven by the heart which is "desperately wicked".
www.hyperhistory.net /apwh/essays/comp/cw32violentsports.htm   (1333 words)

  
 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Violence in sports   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Although they have had no major altercation, they have become close to fighting during some games between Leslie's Los Angeles Sparks and, in Thompson's case, the Houston Comets.
It can be difficult to determine whether athletes invoke a social contract for violence each time they step on to the field, stadium or court.
In European football, UEFA has had to warn a number of teams about racist chants from supporters, and on some occasions has fined teams or forced them to play home matches at a neutral venue, or with no supporters allowed in the ground due to racist behaviour of supporters.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /Violence_in_sports   (2428 words)

  
 Violence in sports reflects society, says IU professor
The public should be concerned, but not surprised, by the violence in sports today because those involved are mirroring the actions of our society.
This is one of the messages conveyed by Associate Professor Lynn Jamieson in the pursuit of her research interest in sport, terrorism and violence.
Among the issues she covers are the history of sport and violence; the deviance in sport participation; aggression and intimidation; the media's involvement; and the role of politics.
newsinfo.iu.edu /news/page/normal/449.html   (390 words)

  
 Violence in Sports | Lesson
The lesson begins with a class discussion about the sports that students participate in, and the rules and consequences that relate to unsporting behaviour.
Tape Sports News, obtain a sports highlight tape such as Rock'em Sock'em: Don Cherry's Volume I or II, or bring in articles or photographs of sports violence from newspapers.
This response is a perfect lead-in to a discussion on the marketing aspect of violence in sports and the idea that many people find it exciting, which is why it might be played up in televised sports.
www.media-awareness.ca /english/resources/educational/lessons/elementary/violence/violence_in_sports.cfm   (1404 words)

  
 Violence in Sport, Jeremy Currie   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Therefore, having said this, sport is considered to be an acceptable method for athletes to let off steam or pent-up aggression.
In one sport, you are going "toe-to-toe" with another human being with all intention of knocking his/her ass to the canvas.
In fact, sport is a primary source for the media industry to focus on.
www.mala.bc.ca /~soules/media112/zine2000/moose   (1310 words)

  
 Cameron Collegian
In today’s culture, violence in sports is an added bonus to the hotdog and drink.
And yet, sports is the major aspect on which success is measured, leading to an ever-growing problem of violence.
Sports is reaching the edge of anarchy and something needs to be done or the civilized games we treasure will cease to exist.
www.cameron.edu /collegian/11oct04/sports_violence.html   (613 words)

  
 Free Essay Cases of Violence in Sports and How They Should Be Handled
Statistics show us that violence in sports is on the rise both on and off the field.
Violence in sports will always be a big issue although I don't think it will ever be truly resolved.
I believe that violence in sports and violence in the name of a sport team or player will never cease to end.
www.echeat.com /essay.php?t=25850   (1214 words)

  
 Sports Violence
Parents sit around watching professional or college sports on the television and their children sit on their laps watching with them.
Children watch sports and their parents reactions to them and learn; learn to idolize the winners, to revel in the most damaging hits, and to believe in the sanctity of violence within and without sports.
Hazing and violence are as much a part of sports as they ever were.
www.powellwriter.com /sports_violence.htm   (870 words)

  
 Baraga Schools - Violence in Sports   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Violence can happen anywhere and it is quite possible that events like what happened in the NBA and college football can happen in High School sports as well.
It is apparent that violence has taken a negative toll not only in our world, but also in sports as well.
Sporting events should be something people can do to get away and have a good time, not witness or be involved in a fight.
newspaper.baragaschools.org /article.php?story=20050103131400802   (1609 words)

  
 Violence in Sports
Re the proposal to discuss violence in sports: Perhaps this is not quite on point, but I am gathering string for a story on acts of violence (or other instances of criminal behavior) by college athletes.
While the book may not be exactly what you had in mind, Higgs attempts to create an overarching view of sport and culture that weaves together religion, sport, professionalism, the university, and the basic threads of American history, including violence.
It seems to me that violence-- deliberate or accidental--appears in novels and other texts about sport in great disproportion to its occurrence in actual sport, particularly in North America, where our sporting events are relatively mild, innocuous, and highly policed / undersurveillance compared to other parts of the world.
www.h-net.org /~arete/archives/threads/violence.html   (846 words)

  
 'Violence in Sports' Panel Sees Disturbing Trend
Hopkins, whose organization represents some 6.5 million young athletes, was one of three panelists at a forum on violence and sports sponsored by the National Press Club on Tuesday.
Also, there was a sports psychologist who's studied violence on the field and the head of a nationwide organization of fans.
If sports psychology only gives us an imperfect understanding of violent athletes, we are confronted by real life events up to and including murder charges against pro players, like former Carolina Panthers wide receiver Rae Carruth.
www.webmd.com /content/article/29/1728_63204.htm   (716 words)

  
 SignOnSanDiego.com > Sports -- Violence in sports around the world is nothing new
The mayhem at the Indiana Pacers-Detroit Pistons game was one of the worst brawls in U.S. sports history, but confrontations involving players and fans are not uncommon elsewhere in the world and often end with far more dire consequences.
Seles, ranked No. 1 at the time, was stabbed in the back on the court by an obsessed fan of Steffi Graf, a burst of violence that underlined the vulnerability of pro athletes.
Soccer has been at the center of much of the violence, often the work of roving, hardcore fans known as hooligans.
www.signonsandiego.com /sports/20041121-1250-worldsports-violence.html   (603 words)

  
 Book Report on Sports Violence
Intimidation and violence have all too frequently been common occurrences in high school and college sports.
However, many of these administrators have expressed the opinion that some violence is good for a sport, as long as things don't get out of hand (Shields 503).
The fault lies not only with the players, but also with their parents, their fans, and the distorted sense of priorities that says that winning is everything.
www.newessay.com /database/Sports_Violence-104747.html   (171 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Let's Kill 'em: Understanding and Controlling Violence in Sports: Books: Leizman Jon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Jon Leizman suggests practical methods of controlling violence in professional team sports, and offers a discussion of how competition is understood in terms of the self and the opponent.
He follows the philosophy of Western sport from its beginnings with the ancient Greeks, through the common deficiencies and inadequacies of the current state of sports, noting its insufficient remedies for violence, using many examples from popular professional sports.
As a solution to the problem of violence in sports, Leizman develops a unique overview of sports using several concepts grafted from Eastern philosophical traditions including Taoism and Zen Buddhism.
www.amazon.ca /Lets-Kill-Understanding-Controlling-Violence/dp/0761813780   (318 words)

  
 Taking the Violence Out of Sports
Such violent eruptions in our sports arenas and stadiums are both predictable and preventable.
In sports, there is a thin line between healthy passion and the verbal abuse and even violence that are so destructive.
Security management in pro sports may require the forming a Security and Safety committee to identify and address risks and hazards.
www.safespaces.com /SS.Safety_htm/Safety_ViolenceInSports.htm   (618 words)

  
 Thesis on VIOLENCE IN SPORTS
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…sport before will probably either get involved in another kind of gang or end up spending all his time working and not playing.
Violence in sports is terrible, and I must admit it's becoming, if it's not already, a major part of sports.
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 Violence in Sports -
Mass media also contribute to the acceptability of sports violence.
Terry, Peter C. and Jackson, John J. (1985) "The Determinants and Control of Violence in Sport." Quest, 37 (1) 27-37.
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library.adoption.com /Teaching-and-Training-Children/Violence-in-Sports/article/1097/1.html   (1506 words)

  
 How To Really Stop Violence In Sports
Violence in both basketball and football have dominated the headlines lately.
The roles of alcohol abuse, substance abuse and compulsive gambling and their connections to violent behavior need to be studied carefully by psychologists, social psychologists and sociologists.
There is a likelihood that the violence that we find on the news, in video games, on the roads, in movies, and on televison does have an impact on our values, behaviors and attitudes.
www.emediawire.com /releases/2004/12/emw184072.htm   (621 words)

  
 Cognitive Daily: Violence in sports fans
Further, there was a significant correlation between each imagined hostile act short of murder and level of identification with the team, even after controlling for basketball fandom (and, except in the case of breaking the coach's leg, after controlling for general fandom as well).
Violence is certainly an intrinsic part of human nature and it will inevitably manifest itself in one way or another.
If violence cannot be eliminated completely, at least it can be controlled to a certain degree and sustained on an acceptable level.
scienceblogs.com /cognitivedaily/2006/07/violence_in_sports_fans_1.php   (1228 words)

  
 Violence in Children's Sports - Guideline for Parents and Coaches
Violence in Children's Sports - Guideline for Parents and Coaches
Group solidarity with players and coaches leads to a view of opposing teams as enemies and fosters hostility towards the "out group" and, by extension, its supporters, geographical locale, ethnic group, and perceived social class (Lee, p.
Physical educators and coaches are in a key position to lay the groundwork for positive attitudes in sports.
www.childdevelopmentinfo.com /health_safety/violence_kids_sports.shtml   (1335 words)

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