Outlaw motorcycle gangs in the Meuse Rhine Euregion

Outlaw motorcycle gangs in the Meuse Rhine Euregion
  • Exploration of the phenomenon, OMCG-related crime and the public response to OMCGs
  • Author(s): Kim C.P. Geurtjens
  • ISBN E-Book: 978-94-0011-155-4, #1 edition
  • Year of publication: 2022
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Outlaw motorcycle gangs (OMCGs) have been increasingly viewed as a threat to society. Members have been associated with disturbances of public order as well as various forms of organized crime. In response, the authorities in the Netherlands, Germany, and Belgium have each implemented their own zero-tolerance strategies to prevent and repress outlaw biker crime and deviance. In the cross-border Meuse Rhine Euregion, where the three countries intersect, the national borders may provide opportunities to outlaw bikers while at the same time limiting authorities in their response. In examining the role of the border, this book deals with the history of OMCGs and the responses in each country, the authorities involved in the response, and contemporary problems in the Meuse Rhine Euregion.

Target group

This book is intended for policy makers and practitioners working in the field of organized crime and public disorder committed by outlaw bikers, especially those working in cross-border regions.

Information about the author(s)

Kim C.P. Geurtjens obtained her BSc in Criminology at the Erasmus University Rotterdam in 2011 and her LLMs in Forensics, Criminology and Law, and Criminal law at Maastricht University in 2015 and 2016 respectively. She was a PhD candidate at Maastricht University between 2016 and 2021. During her time in Maastricht, she was involved in various research projects. Kim currently works as an analyst for the municipality of Sittard-Geleen.

Product specifications

Author(s) Kim C.P. Geurtjens
ISBN E-Book 978-94-0011-155-4,#1 edition
Publication date 13 juni 2022
Number of pages 248 Pages
Brand Eleven
Subject(s) General
Language English

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