A Case study analysis of the Montreal (CANADA) Chapter of the Hells Angels outlaw Motorcycle Club (HAMC) (1995-2010): Applying the crime business analysis matrix (CBAM)
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For many years the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club (HAMC) was a dominant force in Quebec, Canada. The available academic literature indicates that the group's strength arose from a variety of factors, including the use of violence, entrepreneurialism, considerable financial resources and successful business planning. This paper will utilize the sources located to provide an analysis of the group's history, criminality, structure, activities and operations as a criminal business organization. The paper will also provide an analysis of the characteristics of the Quebec HAMC using the Criminal Business Analysis Matrix (CBAM) method as proffered by Dean, Fahsing & Gottschalk (2010). This paper will show that OMGs, in particular the Quebec HAMC, is experienced in identifying criminal opportunities, mobilizing the required resources and maximizing profits. However, like most organizations both illegal and legitimate, decision making during times of uncertainty remain a challenge.
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