Game-Day Gangsters

Crime and Deviance in Canadian Football

Curtis Fogel

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  • Published: 2013
  • Subject Listing: History
  • Bibliographic information: 144 pp., 5 x 8 in.
  • Distributed for: AU Press / UBC Press
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In the complicated interaction between sport and law, much is revealed about the perception and understanding of consent and tolerable deviance. In the case of Canadian football, acts of on-field violence, hazing, and performance-enhancing drug use that would be considered criminal outside the context of sport are tolerated and even promoted by team and league administrators.
Curtis Fogel is an assistant professor of criminologyin the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies at LakeheadUniversity-Orillia.