WestminsterResearch

Contradictions within the criminalisation of ticket touting: what should be the role of the law?

Greenfield, Steve and Osborn, Guy and Roberts, Stephanie (2008) Contradictions within the criminalisation of ticket touting: what should be the role of the law? Web Journal of Current Legal Issues, 2008 (3). ISSN 1360-1326

Full text not available from this repository.

Official URL: http://webjcli.ncl.ac.uk/2008/issue3/greenfield3.h...

Abstract

The issue of ticket touting has recently become a very visible one with the advent of online trading environments such as eBay and a growth generally of the secondary ticket market. The Government has expressed concern about the issue and has recently held four ticket touting summits with leading ticket agencies, theater producers, music promoters, eBay, and sporting governing bodies amongst others. Ticket touting was originally criminalized for football in the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994, and those provisions have been fortified recently in the Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006. This article critically evaluates the arguments for criminalizing touting, particularly through the imposition of strict liability, and argues that the Government should have considered the case for decriminalization or, at the very least, amended the provisions to make them fairer for football fans.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Criminal law, sport, ticket touting, policy
Research Community:University of Westminster > Law, School of
ID Code:6502
Deposited On:22 Apr 2009 15:54
Last Modified:16 Jul 2013 13:30

Repository Staff Only: item control page