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Biker Gangs

  • By: James F. Quinn & Craig J. Forsyth
  • In: Encyclopedia of Social Deviance
  • Edited by: Craig J. Forsyth & Heith Copes
  • Subject:Psychopathology, Crime & Deviance (general)

Outlaw biker groups began as a counterculture in the blue-collar taverns and general saloon society of California just after World War II but did not become a coherent entity until the late 1950s. Their “one-percent” label refers to the most extreme ...

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