Biker gangs and organized crime by Thomas Barker

By Thomas Barker

Biker Gangs and arranged Crime examines the mentioned legal habit of the full spectrum of one% biker golf equipment and individuals. It identifies the golf equipment whose participants were focused on legal habit and classifies their behaviors as person, team, or membership- sponsored/condoned habit. whereas different books study the felony exploits of 1 or extra of what are known as the ''Big Five'' biker golf equipment as a result of their measurement and class, or the sensational crimes of lesser identified 1% biker golf equipment or membership individuals, this ebook will pay recognition to the legal actions of people, teams and chapters of alternative golf equipment to boot. The booklet is predicated on journalistic money owed and autobiographies of former and current individuals of biker golf equipment, academic/scholarly works, legislations enforcement/government reviews, articles from newspapers and biker websites, and a content material research of federal and kingdom proceedings relating to bikers and motorbike golf equipment

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Cfm). info/). Numerous one-percent clubs maintain websites, listing chapters and news. Nevertheless, onepercent biker clubs are a homogeneous group. They are macho white males, who predominately come from a lower-/working- class background, ride “American iron” (Harleys, Indians, and Buells) and engage in a deviant life style that often includes serious criminal behavior and support for members who commit criminal behavior. ONE-PERCENT CLUBS: CHARACTERISTICS Clubs for White Males One-percent biker club members are white males who have reached their maturity—21 years old.

His main concern was to compare Walter Miller’s focal concerns of lower- class gang delinquency to the values that arise in outlaw motorcycle clubs, but he also reported on females associated with the clubs. Women were viewed with contempt and regarded as necessary nuisances. Watson says that the status of women in the biker subculture was not much different from their status in the lower-class culture from which they came. They had low self-concepts compatible with their status as bikers’ old ladies.

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