The Nature of Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs

  • Thomas BarkerEmail author
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Criminology book series (BRIEFSCRIMINOL)


We begin our discussion of Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs with the fundamental question: Are they clubs formed around the common interest in motorcycles or are they criminal gangs whose members happen to ride motorcycles. The discussion begins with the distinction between conventional and outlaw motorcycle clubs and the events that led to the outlaw label being applied to a small percentage of motorcycle riders


Club Member Pearl Harbor Criminal Gang Beer Bottle Motorcycle Rider 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Eastern Kentucky UniversityRichmondUSA

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