Among Male Marines, Hazing May Cross Over Into Sexual Assault, Data Shows

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New data released from a survey conducted by the RAND Corporation indicates that among male Marines, the lines between sexual assault and hazing may be blurred.


"What we're seeing is, is different from women, men are much more likely to have an event at work unrelated to alcohol and typically associated with some type of other behavior like what would be perceived as a hazing incident or something like that," said Col. Scott Jensen, the head of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response for the Marine Corps. "Males don't always associate that they've been sexually assaulted. They associate that some other type of bad behavior happened, like a hazing incident."

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