OUTLAW MOTORCYCLE GANGS IN AUSTRALIA
Definition: Outlaw Motorcycle Gang Definition
A group of motorcycle owners who band together and who agree to disobey society’s laws.
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Terms and Concepts
Motorcycle gang – A motorcycle club is a group of individuals whose primary interest and activities involve motorcycles.
Violence – behaviour involving physical force intended to hurt, damage, or kill someone or something.
Legislation – 1. the act of making or enacting laws. 2. a law or a body of laws enacted.
Law – the system of rules which a particular country or community recognizes as regulating the actions of its members and which it may enforce by the imposition of penalties.
Legal System – a system for interpreting and enforcing the laws
Justice – 1. the quality of being just; righteousness, equitableness, or moral rightness: to uphold the justice of a cause.
2. rightfulness or lawfulness, as of a claim or title; justness of ground or reason: to complain with justice.
Australian Crime Commission
- Overview of Motorcycle Gang involvement in crime.
- Links to many other relevant sites including information on:
Australian Institute of Criminology
This paper sets out the laws in Australia governing organised crime and, in particular, outlaw motorcycle gangs (OMCGs). It presents an overview of each jurisdiction’s current and proposed legislative framework, as well as proposals to coordinate legislative responses.
NSW Parliamentary Research service
State Library NSW
Background information relating to the Australian Law and gangs.