The Impact of Professional Football Games Upon Violent Assaults on Women

  title={The Impact of Professional Football Games Upon Violent Assaults on Women},
  author={Garland F. White and Janet Katz and K. Scarborough},
  journal={Violence and Victims},
  pages={157 - 171}
The relationship between the timing and outcomes of the Washington Redskins’ football games and the frequency of admissions to hospital emergency rooms in northern Virginia is investigated. An OLS time series analysis is conducted, controlling for days of the week, months, years and special holidays for 1988-1989. The results indicate that the frequency of admissions of women victims of gun shots, stabbings, assaults, falls, lacerations and being struck by objects increases when the team wins… 
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