The end justifies the means: Why Queensland is losing the bikie war

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Abstract

Three months into the campaign by the Queensland government against outlaw motorcycle gangs, some meaningful analysis of the effectiveness and justification for the unprecedented measures is possible.

On the statistics and anecdotes that have emerged, it appears likely there will be no smoking gun to indicate success at the end of this campaign. There will be no major evidence that bikie gangs are the epicentre of organised crime in Australia. Yes, they play a part, but not an overwhelming one.
Original languageEnglish
JournalThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jan 2014

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