The Regulation of on-the-ball Offences: Challenges in Court

  title={The Regulation of on-the-ball Offences: Challenges in Court},
  author={A. C. Pendlebury},
  journal={The Entertainment and Sports Law Journal},
  • A. Pendlebury
  • Published 2012
  • Law
  • The Entertainment and Sports Law Journal
Following the Court of Appeal’s judgment in R v Barnes it was argued that on-the-ball contacts in sport, in breach of the rules of the game, were unlikely to be classed as criminal. It was perceived that these types of injury-causing acts were not sufficiently grave to warrant criminality and were better regulated internally or by the civil law. However, the imprisonment of amateur footballer Mark Chapman, for an injury-causing tackle, has challenged this viewpoint. This paper will explore the… 
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