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dc.contributor.advisorBrannan, David
dc.contributor.advisorMoghaddam, Fathali
dc.contributor.authorMammana, Gregory N.
dc.dateMar-16
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-29T21:19:38Z
dc.date.available2016-04-29T21:19:38Z
dc.date.issued2016-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/48553
dc.description.abstractWhen a celebration following a college sporting event turns into a riot, the consequences may be devastating to a school, a community, and the police department. This trend is increasing on campuses across the country, and the perceived randomness of violence has police departments and communities alarmed. Based on several assumptions, current police training and policy focuses on crowd movement and riot suppression, which minimizes the ability to influence a crowd to the point of preventing a riot. One assumption is that large crowds share group similarities. Police also use inaccurate behavioral markers to identify the changing mood of a crowd and base their response on these markers. This thesis identifies the differences among disturbances and focuses specifically on riots that occur following college sporting events in the United States, using supporting data from case studies of college sporting events between 1997 and 2015. Using the normative and social identity theories as models, this thesis shows that sports riots follow a specific pattern of social behaviors and shows how early intervention may influence the behavior of the crowd. Finally, it concludes with recommendations for police when managing the crowd before, during, and following a college sporting event.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/sportsrelatedrio1094548553
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsCopyright is reserved by the copyright owner.en_US
dc.titleSports-related riots: understanding group behavior to improve police strategyen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairsen_US
dc.subject.authorsportsen_US
dc.subject.authorriotsen_US
dc.subject.authorcelebratoryen_US
dc.subject.authorcelebrationen_US
dc.subject.authorstudentsen_US
dc.subject.authorsocial identityen_US
dc.subject.authorpoliceen_US
dc.subject.authorbehavioral traitsen_US
dc.subject.authorsocial normingen_US
dc.subject.authorsocial identity theoryen_US
dc.subject.authorstrategyen_US
dc.subject.authorpreventionen_US
dc.subject.authorTucson Police Departmenten_US
dc.subject.authorplayoffsen_US
dc.subject.authorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, Tucson Police Department, Arizonaen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Arts in Security Studies (Homeland Security and Defense)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Homeland Security and Defense)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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