One per cent motorcycle clubs provide opportunities for members to oppose mainstream establishments that are perceived as suppressing their individuality. The purpose of this paper is not to portray the 1% motorcycle club as a security threat, but to explain the personal significance of membership. Through discussing membership through a social identity theory framework the club is recognised as an essential part of a member’s identity. The intense commitment ensures members will go to great lengths to protect, or enhance, their club and it is this fierce commitment, combined with their growing skill sets, that makes 1% motorcycle clubs of interest to alternative movements and law enforcement.
- Journal : Journal of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism
- Author : Kira J. Harris
- Date : 2016
- Volume : 11 (1)
- Pages : 73-83
- Link : http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/18335330.2016.1161221