The structure and operation of outlaw motorcycle gangs: Australian and Dutch perspectives
About this talk
OMCGs have been implicated in a range of organised criminal activities including narcotics manufacture and trafficking, prostitution, firearms trafficking, extortion and money laundering. In this session, four presentations will examine the structure and operation of OMCGs from Australian and Dutch perspectives. The first paper focuses on the micro-level processes of Australian outlaw motorcycle gangs that facilitate crimes of violence and profit. The second presentation examines Dutch OMCG co-offender group composition and its’ association with group and individual level criminal careers. The third paper uses social network analysis to examine co-offending among Australian OMCG clubs. The final paper of this session argues that qualitative research is sorely needed in the study of OMCG offending and draws on examples of offending by members of Australian OMCG clubs.