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What Is Sports Violence? A Sociolegal Perspective

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Abstract

These were Lord Justice Bramwell’s instructions to the jury in an 1878 British court case, Regina v. Bradshaw. A soccer player was accused of manslaughter after he charged and collided with an opposing player, who subsequently died, in a game played under “association rules.” The defendant was acquitted, but the judge’s pronouncement has been cited of late in North America by those who wish to make the point that sport should not be exempt from the laws that govern our behavior elsewhere.

Keywords

National Football League Professional Sport Hockey Player National Basketball Association Impartial Spectator 
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