Hazing is nothing new, but two recent local hazing inci­dents raise some inter­esting questions.

In one inci­dent, 3 Somerville high school stu­dents are charged in the brutal sexual assault of a High School freshman during a summer camp for the junior var­sity soccer team.

In the other, police are inves­ti­gating a hazing inci­dent in Chelms­ford, N.H. involving the High School foot­ball team during a summer camp in New Hampshire.

What leads to hazing among sports teams? Has it become more vio­lent or more sex­u­al­ized? What can be done to stop it?


Dan Lebowitz, exec­u­tive director of the Center for Sport in Society at North­eastern University.

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