|About the Book|
Following on from Safety and Security at Sports Grounds (2005), this book is once again for professional practitioners and students of safety and security at public assembly facilities. It is a second collection of articles and commentaries by JimMoreFollowing on from Safety and Security at Sports Grounds (2005), this book is once again for professional practitioners and students of safety and security at public assembly facilities. It is a second collection of articles and commentaries by Jim Chalmers and Steve Frosdick, covering their work from 2005 to 2010. The co-authors debate the differences between safety and security and look at aspects of the football hooliganism problem. They present case studies of safety and security at different venues and events, as well as critiquing spectator experiences in different world venues. They comment on venue security conferences and end with a critical reflection on the UK Football Safety Officers Association. The book is essential reading for venue managers, event organisers in sport associations and host cities, safety and security managers in the sporting environment and students on courses leading to careers in sport business. The Authors Jim Chalmers is President of the Football Safety Officers Association, He retired from the police as a Chief Superintendent. He was the police commander at Aston Villa FC and for the Birmingham Super Prix. He has been an inspector with the Football Licensing Authority (FLA) and a member of the football authorities safety management focus group. He is still a practising ground safety officer. Dr Steve Frosdick is Visiting Professor in the Centre for Applied Criminology at Birmingham City University. He has an international reputation as an expert in stadium and arena safety and security. He has consulted for clients and taught at universities and conferences in the UK, US, Mauritius and throughout Europe. He has published four previous books and over 100 other papers. SAFETY + SECURITY IN SPORT is a series of books for managers in sports venues and associations, in law enforcement agencies and private security companies. The texts are also suitable for students on sports management and health and safety courses. PUBLISHED BY Paragon Publishing, Rothersthorpe, UK in association with European Stadium and Safety Managers Association, Football Safety Officers Association, Stadium & Arena Management magazine and PanStadia magazine.