Essay about Hazing Through Beating as a Right of Passage

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Hazing Through Beating as a Right of Passage

Hazing has been known as the right of passage into American colleges in the past and even still today. Primarily in fraternities hazing has been more so a problem than any other organization. Most anyone who's seen the classic college movie "Animal House" can recall this famous seen of young Kevin Bacon's paddling during his fraternity pledgeship. In this context, the lines and scenes of hazing are funny to some people; but for others, hazing is an all-too-real problem"(Wolf 1). The definition, application, and the prevention of hazing have been on going problems in past years and are still, in some areas problems.
The definition of hazing is to harass by exacting unnecessary or
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The acts of senseless abuse and misjudgment must be prevented in future instances. In New York the hazing law states: "A person is guilty of hazing in the first degree when, in the course of another person's initiation into or affiliation with any organization he intentionally or recklessly engages in conduct which creates a substantial risk of physical injury to such other person or a third person and thereby causes such injury. Hazing in the first degree is a class A misdemeanor. A person is guilty of hazing in the second degree when, in the course of another person's initiation or affiliation with any organization, he intentionally or recklessly engages in conduct, which creates a substantial risk of physical injury to such other person or a third person. Hazing in the second degree is a violation." (New York Hazing Law)
Here is a story of a fraternity hazing incident that I found interesting: "The Davis Police Department is currently investigating a potential alcohol-related hazing incident that occurred at the Sigma chi fraternity house. According to police logs on Oct. 30 an 18-year-old Sigma chi pledge allegedly consumed more than 30 ounces of vodka. Sigma Chi Rush Chairperson Tim Keller called emergency crews to the 500 block of Oxford Circle at about 11:46 p.m., where the pledge was reportedly unconscious and vomiting blood. According to Davis Police Lt. Steve Pierce, who was called to

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