Table of Contents

1 Introduction

2 Conventional and Deviant Clubs

3 One Percent Clubs: The Outsiders

4 Becoming a Member: Righteous Biker to Patch Holder

5 Deviant Clubs: Big Five, Major Independents, and Others

6 Evolution from Clubs to Gangs: Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs

7 Biker Gangs as Organized Crime

8 Criminals Without Borders: Exporting American Organized Crime

9 The Hells are No Angels: Organized Crime, Death, and Mayhem In Canada

10 Biker Gangs Now and in the Future

Details

No. of pages:
190
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2007
Published:
Imprint:
Anderson
Print ISBN:
9781593454067
Electronic ISBN:
9781437755077

About the author

Thomas Barker

Dr. Thomas Barker, a national and international expert on Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs, is Emeritus Professor of Criminal Justice at Eastern Kentucky University. A former police officer, police academy instructor, professor at four universities, and Dean of the College of Criminal Justice at Jacksonville State University, Barker has been conducting research and writing on biker gangs for the last 15 years. He is past president of the Southern Criminal Justice Association and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, and the author or co-author of 17 books and numerous articles.