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Punishment for Sexual Assault: a Term Paper and Apology

In a case quite unlike the Robertson High School (N.M.) sexual hazing case that saw felony charges levied against perpetrators, a judge decided tough talk and a light sentence might work with a defendent. Rather than take a position as moderator since I am not there firsthand, I hope such disparate punishments lead to national debate on proper punishments for sexual assault and intimidation during hazing.

By Hank Nuwer

Hank Nuwer is the Indiana-based author of Broken Pledges: The Deadly Rite of Hazing, High School Hazing, Wrongs of Passage and The Hazing Reader. 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 new book is Hazing: Destroying Young Lives from Indiana University Press.

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