It happens in gangs here, in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties.
But, it also happens among some football teams at local high schools, and fraternities at local colleges.
Hazing is a practice which has been going on for centuries, despite efforts to ban it.
In fact, it occurs in cultures around the world.
A U-C Santa Barbara professor has been studying hazing, and says despite the fact that it’s widespread, we really don’t know that much about it.
KCLU’s Lance Orozco has the story.
Click on link to listen to/download story: Hazing Research