Reason(s) for writing and research problem(s): The need to improve prevention of spectator violence in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Aims of the paper (scientific and/or social): To examine the shortcomings of current legislation regulating alcohol intoxication among sport spectators and offer recommendations to overcome them.
Methodology/Design: A review of legislation at different administrative levels in BiH regulating the control of alcohol intoxication among sport spectators, and an analysis of their implications in light of well-established facts about the relationship between alcohol and violence.
Research/paper limitations: Paper does not review empirical evidence on the effectiveness of existing measures due to absence of research on the subject.
Results/Findings: Due to reliance on spatial and/or temporal limitations for alcohol consumption, and the subjective assessment of alcohol intoxication, existing measures provide inadequate mechanisms for the prevention of alcohol intoxication and resulting behaviors among sport spectators.
General conclusion: Current legislation does not provide adequate measures for the control of alcohol intoxication among sport spectators. Introducing blood alcohol concentration testing for sport spectators may significantly improve the prevention of spectator violence.
Research/paper validity: Paper identifies the shortcomings of the existing legislation regulating prevention of alcohol intoxication among sport spectators, and offers scientifically based recommendations to overcome them.
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