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Pre-emptive Strike: How Australia is Tackling Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs

Ayling, Julie


In the past three years, new laws have been introduced in four Australian states designed to prevent criminal conspiracies by outlaw motorcycle gang (OMG) members and to disrupt the criminal activities of these gangs. The Australian laws push the boundaries previously set in similar laws in other jurisdictions, in that controls can be imposed because of membership of an organization perceived as a threat by the state. The laws constitute a pre-emptive strike against OMGs. However, there are...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: American Journal of Criminal Justice
DOI: 10.1007/s12103-011-9105-7


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