> . . . crimes
>of the Hell's Angels run the gamut from rape,murder,extortion to high-level
>dope dealing, racketeering, embezzlement, money laundering and fraud. I don't
>doubt it. I don't know of anything remotely resembling scholarly literature on
>bike gangs but guess that there are a few Master's thesis' around.
If you can find it, check out Volume 2, Number 4, Winter 1996 of the journal "Transnational Organized Crime", a Frank Cass Journal (www.frankcass.com) pp 131-152 for the 1996 Annual Report on Organized Crime in Canada. There is a rather long and detailed section on Canadian Biker gangs with a great deal on a war between the Hell's Angels and a group of whom I've never heard, the Rock Machine. I plan on subscribing to this journal when my finances improve. Here in Pittsburgh it is the Pagans we have to worry about.