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September 6, 2013

Just published: Article by Richard Evans examines hazing in the ADF

Dr Richard EvansThe latest issue of the Australian Army Journal includes an article ‘Hazing in the ADF: A Culture of Denial?’ by Dr Richard Evans.

Hazing, or bastardisation, has been the subject of repeated scandal in the Australian Defence Force (ADF) for at least 40 years. At its most serious, as documented in the 2011 Piper Report, hazing is clearly criminal behaviour. The article by Richard Evans uses the techniques of criminology to explore hazing as a group social practice in the ADF, and considers whether the response of the ADF to hazing can be characterised as collective denial.

Read the full article here.

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