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Professor Gregory Parks tells NPR that he doubts the Florida A&M prosecutions will deter the practice of hazing

Charges filed this week against 13 people in connection with a hazing death at Florida A&M University have thrust the hazing culture into the spotlight.

Florida has one of the toughest anti-hazing laws in the country, but legal experts say prosecuting the crime can be tricky.

State attorney Lawson Lamar, who is leading the prosecution in the death of drum major Robert Champion, acknowledges the case is complicated.

“We know that Robert Champion died as a result of being beaten,” he says. “His death is not linked to one sole strike, but is attributed to multiple blows.”

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