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Victimology, Personality, and Hazing: A Study of Black Greek-Letter Organization

36 N.C. CENT. L. REV. 16 (2013)

25 Pages Posted: 20 Jul 2017  

Gregory Scott Parks

Wake Forest University - School of Law

Shayne E Jones

University of South Florida

Matthew W. Hughey

University of Connecticut, Department of Sociology

Date Written: 2013

Abstract

This article focuses on a group of organizations-black Greek-letter organizations BGLOs) - that have rarely and only recently been studied in the context of hazing, particularly with regard to hazing as a legal concept. Forthcoming scholarship focuses on the cognitive and social psychological drivers of hazing consent. This work seems applicable to BGLOs. This article investigates how personality may predict the extent to which BGLO pledges allow themselves to become hazing victims. Section I, clarifies "victimology" as it intersects with personality and hazing. Section II, recounts incidents of BGLO pledges subjected to hazing and criminal sanctions compared to the perpetrators of that hazing. Section III, provides the methods and results from our quantitative study on the intersection of hazing, personality, and victimology within BGLO.

Keywords: black Greek-letter organizations, BGLO, victimology, hazing

Suggested Citation

Parks, Gregory Scott and Jones, Shayne E and Hughey, Matthew W., Victimology, Personality, and Hazing: A Study of Black Greek-Letter Organization (2013). 36 N.C. CENT. L. REV. 16 (2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3004703 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3004703

Gregory Parks (Contact Author)

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Shayne Jones

University of South Florida ( email )

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Matthew Hughey

University of Connecticut, Department of Sociology ( email )

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