Outlaw motorcycle gangs: A theoretical perspective

Lauchs, Mark, Bain, Andrew, & Bell, Peter (2015) Outlaw motorcycle gangs: A theoretical perspective. Palgrave MacMillan, London.

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Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs are increasingly seen as a threat to communities around the world. They are a visible threat as a recognizable symbol of deviance and violence. This book discusses the social context within which Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs and groups have emerged and the implication of labelling these groups as deviant and outlaw. There is no doubt that members of these clubs have been involved in serious criminal activity and this book explores whether gang and organised crime theory can effectively explain their criminal activities. Importantly, the book also assesses policing and political responses to the clubs' activities. It argues that there is an increasing need for national and international cooperation on the part of law enforcement agencies with various levels of government as well as the private sector. Importantly, the book offers suggestions for the best responses to the crimes committed by members of Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs.

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ID Code: 84832
Item Type: Book
Keywords: outlaw motorcycle gangs, gang theory, organised crime, policing
ISBN: 9781137456281
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200) > Criminological Theories (160204)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Crime & Justice Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Justice
Deposited On: 16 Jun 2015 22:51
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2015 15:15

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