Biker Gangs and Organized Crime by Thomas Barker

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Biker Gangs and Organized Crime 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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THOMAS BARKER is Professor of Criminal Justice and Police Studies at Eastern Kentucky University.
 
Published January 13, 2014 by Routledge. 190 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Crime, Professional & Technical, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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