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Swedish version of our ENABLE 2016 report on policing

A Swedish version of our report on policing (published on www.enable-research.org in August 2016) is now available in a Swedish version.

The report goes on to provide a series of recommendations for the future development of football policing in Sweden. Central to these is the empowerment and coordination of dialogue based approaches to the policing of football supporters in Sweden.

Download the report “Publikhantering i svensk fotboll”

 

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ENABLE Report on Policing

The report provides a detailed, comprehensive, in depth and powerful review of the nature of the safety and security problems being confronted by Swedish top flight football and in so doing provides some critical analysis of existing practices, as well as exploring current strengths and opportunities for further development. One of the central issues that the report identifies are problems in terms of proactive verbal and friendly engagement from police ‘front line’ staff.

The report goes on to provide a series of recommendations for the future development of football policing in Sweden. Central to these is the empowerment and coordination of dialogue based approaches to the policing of football supporters in Sweden.

 

Download the report here

 

 

Phase One Interim Report: Empirical Observations & Analysis

To facilitate dissemination, discussion and learning we have provided this interim report, which focuses in detail on two of our three phase 1 observations, but also bases its preliminary conclusions on data from the third. The background theoretical context for this work draws extensively on the Elaborated Social Identity Model of crowd behaviour (ESIM). This theoretical approach is a framework for understanding risk management in the context of crowd events and has considerable policy impact at a global level in the policing context. For a list of relevant research studies see Stott & Pearson, 2014. The project is designed to contribute directly to reforms to organisational practices in respect to safety and security in Swedish football.

Click the link below to download the document as a PDF.

ENABLE Phase One Interim Report

ENABLE Phase One Interim Report – English summary

ENABLE Phase One Interim Report – Swedish summary

 

Policing crowds without force

Dr. Clifford Stott was recently awarded the “Outstanding Impact in Public Policy” Award by the Economic and Social Research Council.

He was awarded the prize and financial support for his work on the development of Liaison Officers in the UK; units whose aim is helping police manage the potential for conflict in crowds while facilitating people’s rights to protest through dialogue and negotiation.

ESRC produced a short a video to explore and promote the benefits of the project.

ENABLE 2015 Conference Report

This report is based upon the presentations held at the ENABLE Conference at Tele2 Arena on the 25th and 26th February 2015.
The conference was attended by approximately 50 invited people from a number of key organisations and institutions in Swedish football. The conference also had attendance from both Wales and Denmark and reflecting the international status of the project.
Both the conference and the report are in English. The report follows the same chronology as the conference. As organisers of the conference we wish to thank all participants for fruitful discussions and the willingness to play an active role during the conference.
Jonas Havelund, Clifford Stott & Filip Lundberg