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Cross-jurisdictional review of Australian legislation governing outlaw motorcycle gangs


Bartels, L and Henshaw, M and Taylor, H, Cross-jurisdictional review of Australian legislation governing outlaw motorcycle gangs, Trends in Organized Crime, 24, (3) pp. 343-360. ISSN 1084-4791 (2021) [Refereed Article]

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2019 American Chemical Society

DOI: doi:10.1007/s12117-021-09407-0


This paper presents a review of the key Australian legislation passed between 2009 and 2019 targeting outlaw motorcycle gangs (OMCGs). It identifies the key similarities and differences across the reforms and provides examples of the legislation being used to disrupt serious and organised crime activity by OMCGs. It also presents some of the barriers to effective enforcement of the legislation. There is limited information about the use and effectiveness of the legislation. The paper considers some of the objections raised in respect of these measures and suggests future directions for responding to OMCG-related crime.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Australia, outlaw motorcycle gangs, OMCGs, legislation
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:Public law
Research Field:Public law not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the law
Objective Field:Justice and the law not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Bartels, L (Ms Lorana Bartels)
ID Code:152262
Year Published:2021
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:Office of the Faculty of Law
Deposited On:2022-08-16
Last Modified:2022-09-01

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