An evaluation of Section 1 of the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012

An Evaluation of the implementation and impact of section 1 of the Offensive Behaviour and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012


The research team would like to express thanks for the input and assistance of a wide range of organisations and individuals who have contributed considerable time and expertise to this study. First and foremost, thanks are owed to all the supporters who contributed their time and insight either through completing the surveys, or through contributing to one of the focus groups.

We are particularly appreciative of the time and input provided by the representatives of various supporters' organisations, club officials, Police Service Scotland, the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service, other legal representatives and members of the judiciary, and several Scottish non-governmental organisations. Special thanks are owed to Supporters Direct Scotland who provided generous levels of support. Finally thanks to colleagues in the Scottish Government who have all contributed significantly to the design and development of this research.


Email: Ben Cavanagh

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