Hells Angels Motorcycle Club and the One Percenters

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


The progression of the outlaw label and its application to a minute population of motorcycle riders known as one percenters (1 %ers) is ultimately a narrative of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club. One charismatic biker leader, Ralph “Sonny” Barger is credited with consolidating the California Hells Angels chapters into the largest and most crime ridden Outlaw Motorcycle Gang in the world.


Organize Crime Transnational Organize Crime Motorcycle Rider Hell Angel Outlaw Motorcycle Gang 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Copyright information

© The Author(s) 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Eastern Kentucky UniversityRichmondUSA

Personalised recommendations