Criminal Organization Continuum of Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs

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


It is now possible to identify specific Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs that can be classified as criminal gangs based on member’s involvement in organized crime and leaders participation in the planning and execution of these criminal activities. This chapter identifies those specific clubs: the Big Five Motorcycle Gangs, their puppet/support gangs, and those gangs considered to be the major independent outlaw motorcycle gangs.


Organize Crime Criminal Activity Criminal Behavior International Criminal Criminal Organization 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Eastern Kentucky UniversityRichmondUSA

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