Biker Gangs and Organized Crime

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Routledge, Apr 6, 2010 - Political Science - 190 pages
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This book examines the reported criminal behavior of the entire spectrum of 1% biker clubs and members. It identifies the clubs whose members have been involved in criminal behavior and classifies their behaviors as individual, group, or club- sponsored/condoned behavior. While other books examine the criminal exploits of one or more of what are called the "Big Five" biker clubs because of their size and sophistication, or the sensational crimes of lesser known 1% biker clubs or club members, this book pays attention to the criminal activities of individuals, groups and chapters of other clubs as well. The book is based on journalistic accounts and autobiographies of former and present members of biker clubs, academic/scholarly works, law enforcement/government reports, articles from newspapers and biker web sites, and a content analysis of federal and state court cases regarding bikers and motorcycle clubs.

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This book covers details about the "Big Five" biker gangs. The book shows the criminal activities of the gangs, as well as other lifestyle information. Great book!


Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Conventional and Deviant Clubs
Chapter 3 OnePercent ClubsThe Outsiders
Righteous Biker to Patchholder
Big Five Major Independents and Others
Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs
Chapter 7 Biker Gangs as Organized Crime
Exporting American Organized Crime
Organized Crime Death and Mayhem in Canada
Chapter 10 Biker Gangs Now and in the Future
ByLawsBandidos Motorcycle Club 1999

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THOMAS BARKER is Professor of Criminal Justice and Police Studies at Eastern Kentucky University.

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