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Radical criminals in the grey area: a comparative study of Mexican religious drug cartels and Australian outlaw motorcycle gangs

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posted on 01.01.2015, 00:00 authored by Matteo VerganiMatteo Vergani, S Collins
This article defines and assesses the ideal-type of the radical criminal as the analytical framework for a comparative qualitative study of Mexican religious drug cartels and Australian outlaw motorcycle gangs and concludes that radical criminals operate in both weak and failed states and stable democracies. The article participates in the wider discussion concerning the existence (and the features) of a grey area between criminal and political violence, through the lens of the radical criminal ideal-type.

History

Journal

Studies in conflict & terrorism

Volume

38

Issue

6

Pagination

414 - 432

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Location

Abingdon, Eng.

ISSN

1057-610X

eISSN

1521-0731

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2015, Taylor & Francis