Capturing “organised crime” in Australian law

Law Crime Australia
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This paper summarises scholarly approaches to the concept of organised crime, noting that such perspectives reflect the dominant sociohistorical discourses pertaining to each proposed model.

The paper then examines current Australian legislative initiatives on thwarting organized crime – in particular, outlaw motorcycle gangs – querying whether such approaches are effective, when based upon historical concepts of organised criminal activity. The paper argues that policy and legislative initiatives should reflect upon recent academic research into this phenomenon.


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