‘Policing Football’

22nd Nov 2019, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Law and Psychology

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The Department of Law and Criminology, the Centre for Sports Law Research and the Policing Research Unit are pleased to announce an early evening discussion on ‘Policing Football’.

Topics for discussion include:

  • Alcohol control: is it time for reform?
  • Safe-standing: opportunity or risk?
  • Football Banning Orders: Effective or punitive?
  • Policing costs: Who pays?
  • Fan culture: Where do the boundaries lie?


  • Dave Charnock, Superintendent, Merseyside Police
  • Amanda Jacks, Case Worker, Football Supporters’ Federation.
  • Dr Geoff Pearson, University of Manchester.
  • Owen West, Retired Chief Superintendent, West Yorkshire Police.

Sponsored by ISR, this event takes place at Edge Hill University’s Ormskirk Campus.

Centre for Sports Law Research

The Centre is engaged in funded consultancy for both public and private bodies on issues relevant to the legal regulation of sport. The Centre has a particular focus on the intersection between sport and European law, but is also engaged with questions on both global and national levels.  Centre staff have produced reports and expert advice for a number of bodies, including the European Parliament, the European Commission and the House of Lords. Centre staff regularly give papers at professional and academic events worldwide.  The Centre welcomes proposals for collaborative ventures.

Police Research Unit

This is a centre for research excellence in policing. Members of the PRU provide cutting edge independent research which aims to make evidence-based impacts on policy and practice at local, national and international levels. The PRU also provides opportunities for policing students to engage in cutting edge research.


5.00pm Drinks Reception

5.30pm Event start

7.00pm Networking

To learn more about ISR please visit our website edgehill.ac.uk/isr