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
Date Written: 2013
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
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