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dc.contributor.authorLauchs, M
dc.contributor.authorBain, A
dc.contributor.authorBell, P
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-23T01:39:14Z
dc.date.available2018-07-23T01:39:14Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.isbn9781349498390
dc.identifier.doi10.1057/9781137456298
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/171753
dc.description.abstractOutlaw Motorcycle Gangs (OMCGs) are increasingly seen as a threat to communitities around the world. They are a visible threat as a recognizable symbol of deviance and violence. This book discusses the social context within which OMCGs and groups have emerged and the implication of labelling these groups as deviant and outlaw. There is no doubt that that members of these clubs have been involved in serious criminal activity and this book explores whether gang and organized 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 OMCGs.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherPalgrave Macmillan
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCauses and Prevention of Crime
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160201
dc.titleOutlaw Motorcycle Gangs: A Theoretical Perspective
dc.typeBook
dc.type.descriptionA1 - Books
dc.type.codeA - Books
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorBell, Peter J.


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