TITLE

Outlawbikers voor de rechter: een analyse van rechterlijke uitspraken in de periode 1999-2015

AUTHOR(S)
Blokland, Arjan; David, Jeanot
PUB. DATE
July 2016
SOURCE
Tijdschrift voor Criminologie;2016, Vol. 58 Issue 3, p42
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The fight against outlaw motorcycle gangs is high on the Dutch criminal justice agenda. Yet, much is unclear about the extent to which Dutch outlaw motorcycle clubs are involved in (organized) crime, and the exact role dub membership plays in the crimes committed by individual members. This study analyses all court decisions between 1999 and 2015 that were made publicly available through the Rechtspraak.nl database to yield insight in the frequency and nature of (members of) outlaw motorcycle clubs' court appearan ces. Results show that members of outlaw biker clubs are convicted for violence and drug offending. In a third of all incidents, fellow club members are among the co offenders. Membership of an outlaw motorcycle club is often used to put pres sure on victims. Non-members also make use of the violent track record of outlaw bikers.
ACCESSION #
120534512

 

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