Understanding the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs: International Perspectives

Bain, Andrew & Lauchs, Mark (2016) Understanding the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs: International Perspectives. Carolina Academic Press, Durham, NC.

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The Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs (OMCGs) are, without doubt, one of the most interesting, diverse, eclectic, social groups in society today. They are considered outsiders, deviants, and more often than not they are seen as criminally organized. Yet we know so little about them, their structure, organization, and their ethos. Still, society legislates, monitors, and controls, in an effort to police the behaviors we know so little about.

In this new and extremely informative text, Bain and Lauchs bring together a number of subject experts from around the world in an effort to explain the development, growth, and global expansion of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs. For the first time, this text brings together discussions of the OMCGs from Canada, the United States, South and Central America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

This text should be compulsory reading for anyone interested in the examination or investigation of this group in society today. It is particularly valuable to criminal justice students, those studying social groups, gangs and organizations, or the sociology of deviance. However, it is also just as relevant for professionals working within the criminal justice and/or legislative field.

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ID Code: 99519
Item Type: Book
Keywords: Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs, Organised Crime
ISBN: 9781611638288
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200) > Criminology not elsewhere classified (160299)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Crime & Justice Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Justice
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2016 CAP
Deposited On: 25 Sep 2016 23:31
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2016 21:39

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