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Part Three: Hazing prevention Week and Term Paper sources for undergrad/grad hazing research

All: Here are some valuable reference papers and articles any librarian can locate and obtain for you at your college library or through a library loan from another institution. Moderator Hank Nuwer


Criminalization of Fraternity, Non-Fraternity and Non-Collegiate Hazing, The
DMH Lewis – Miss. LJ, 1991 – HeinOnline
… 23, 1959, at 46 (pledge choked to death when forced to consume raw liver); Texas and Delta
Sigma Phi, Time, Mar. 19, 1956, at 86 (pledges forced to wear burlap bags, drink mineral oil,
and play wheelbarrow); College Hazing: Brutal Initiation Practices Fast Disappearing From …

Is Hazing Play?
J Mechling – Transactions at play, 2009 –
… outside, and the tendency in public policy has been to outlaw these male initiation rituals and …
be mean, nasty, and malevolent and that some forms of play lead to injury and death. Hazing
traditions pose a par- ticularly troubling dilemma to the play scholar, who feels tugs from …

[BOOK] Wrongs of passage: Fraternities, sororities, hazing, and binge drinking
H Nuwer – 2001 –
… Alice Haben: The death of Haben’s son Nicholas propelled the former Illinois church secretary to
become an activist against hazing and alcohol … He died during a Cowboys initiation event, Julie
L. Joynt: Joynt, an anti-hazing activist from Maryland, began speaking out …
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Prevalence and profiling: Hazing among college students and points of intervention
S Campo, G Poulos… – American Journal of Health …, 2005 –
… sample of students completed a web-based survey regarding team- building and initiation
behaviors (N … it is an effective means to build unity and ini- tiate new members,6,7 hazing can
result in the psychological and physical damage of those hazed8-11 and even death.1-3 …

Hazing: Hidden campus crime
BB Hollmann – New Directions for Student Services, 2002 – Wiley Online Library
… H., and Syroit, J. “Severity of Initiation Revisited: Does Severity of Initiation Increase Attractiveness …
Nuwer, H. Wrongs of Passage: Fraternities, Sororities, Hazing, and Binge Drinking. … Papachristos,
AV “The Death of Telemachus: Street Gangs and the Decline of Modern Rites of …
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[PDF] Media Coverage of Hazing in Athletics: Mixed Messages and Legal Issues
B Crow, E MacIntosh… – Refereed Papers Is It Just About …, 2008 –
… activities that researchers classify as hazing, but the students themselves consider team-building,
positive initiation, or just … add existing statutes governing manslaughter, kidnapping, providing
alcohol to minors, and other crimes in hazing cases where a death or serious …

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10 The interactive basis of ritual effectiveness in a male initiation rite
M Houseman – Cognitive aspects of religious symbolism, 1993 –
… 4 However, for the uninitiated, who are unaware of the hazing episode as such, there exists, on …
Effectiveness in an initiation rite 213 relative continuity between the ritual’s first and third phases. …
of change in their relationship with the candidates takes place during the’death of the …

Hazing activities in Missouri interscholastic athletic programs
JH Conn, RN Tompkins… – J. Legal Aspects Sport, 1993 – HeinOnline
… This finding supports the concept of “rites of passage” theory whereby the varsity players (older
group) provide a hazing initiation for the junior varsity players … The Chronicle of Higher Education,
p. 2. Fraternity hazing continues despite injuries and death., (1986, June). …
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By Hank Nuwer

Journalist Hank Nuwer is the Alaska author of Hazing: Destroying Young Lives; Broken Pledges: The Deadly Rite of Hazing, High School Hazing, Wrongs of Passage and The Hazing Reader. In April of 2024, the Alaska Press Club awarded him first place in the Best Columnist division and Best Humorist, second place.

He has written articles or columns on hazing for the Sunday Times of India, Toronto Globe & Mail, Harper's Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, The Chronicle of Higher Education and the New York Times Sunday Magazine. His current book is Hazing: Destroying Young Lives from Indiana University Press. He is married to Malgorzata Wroblewska Nuwer of Warsaw, Poland and Fairbanks, Alaska. Nuwer is a former columnist for the Greenville (Ohio)Early Bird and former managing editor of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner in Alaska.
Nuwer was named the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists columnist of the year in 2021 for his “After Darke” column in the Early Bird. He also won third place for the column in 2022 from the Indiana chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. He and his wife Gosia, recently of Union City, Ind., have owned 20 acres in Alaska for many years. “The move is a sort-of coming home for us,” said Nuwer. As a journalist, he’s written about the Alaskan Iditarod sled-dog race and other Alaska topics. Read his musings in his blog at Real Alaska Daily-- and in his weekly column "Far from Randolph" in the Winchester Star-Gazette of Randolph County, Indiana.

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