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2C:40-3. Hazing ; aggravated hazing What is Hazing in NJ?

2C:40-3. Hazing ; aggravated hazing
What is Hazing in NJ?
2C:40-3.   Hazing ;  aggravated  hazing
    a.  A person is guilty of hazing  a disorderly persons offense, if, in connection with initiation of applicants to or members of a student or fraternal organization, he knowingly or recklessly organizes, promotes, facilitates or engages in any conduct, other than competitive athletic events, which places or may place another person in danger of bodily injury.

    b.  A person is guilty of aggravated hazing  a crime of the fourth degree, if he commits an act prohibited in subsection a. which results in serious bodily injury to another person.

     L.1980, c. 169, s. 1, eff. Dec. 18, 1980. 2C:40-4.  Consent not available as defense to hazing
    Notwithstanding any other provision of Title 2C of the New Jersey Statutes to the contrary, consent shall not be available as a defense to a prosecution under this Act.

     L.1980, c. 169, s. 2, eff. Dec. 18, 1980. 2C:40-5.  Conduct constituting offense may be prosecuted under other provisions of Title 2C    Conduct constituting an offense under this Act may, at the discretion of the  prosecuting attorney, be prosecuted under any other applicable provision of  Title 2C of the New Jersey Statutes.

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