Football and domestic abuse: a literature review

Oona Brooks, Annie Crowley, Nancy Lombard

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Tackling domestic abuse is a key priority for the Scottish Government and its partners. There is evidence of a correlation between the occurrence of certain football matches in Scotland and increased reports of domestic abuse. There is, however, limited evidence that explains this link. This literature review was commissioned by the Scottish Government to examine existing evidence about the relationship between domestic abuse and football.

Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research (SCCJR) Research Report No. 06/2014
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationGlasgow
Commissioning bodyScottish Government
Number of pages38
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2014


  • domestic abuse
  • football
  • literature review


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