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SpringerBriefs in Criminology

Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs as Organized Crime Groups

Authors: Barker, Thomas

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  • ​Defines the differences between conventional and deviant motorcycle clubs
  • Describes the structure of outlaw motorcycle gangs
  • Examines the expansion of American-based motorcycle gangs outside the US
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​​This brief covers the unique crime group of Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs. Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs are adult criminal associations composed of “bikers” living a deviant lifestyle that includes individual, group, and club criminal behavior. These groups are sometimes called one percenters, due to the American Motorcycle Association statement that ninety-nine percent of motorcyclists are law abiding citizens. While many may be familiar with the reputation of the Hells' Angels, many may not realize the wide network of other Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs or the extent of their involvement in criminal activities. The brief includes a breakdown of the criminal networks and activities of these groups, which operate similarly to an organized crime group. It also covers the evolution of motorcycle clubs to motorcycle gangs. It examines the recent trend of American-based motorcycle gangs into international organized crime activities. This book will be of interest to researcher studying criminology, particularly organized crime and criminal networks, as well as international and comparative law and public policy.​

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Thomas Barker, PH.D

Professor Emeritus

School of Justice Studies

Eastern Kentucky University

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs as Organized Crime Groups
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Criminology
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-07431-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-07431-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-07430-6
Series ISSN
2192-8533
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 58
Number of Illustrations
11 b/w illustrations, 11 illustrations in colour
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