A New Jersey prosecutor has sent a chill through college deans' offices nationwide by bringing criminal charges against two administrators over the alcohol-related death of a freshman. The way Joseph Bocchini Jr. sees it, the case over a Rider University fraternity initiation "sends a clear message that there is a culpability involved in the ingestion of alcoholic beverages on college campuses." Lawyers believe it is the first time college administrators have been charged criminally in a hazing incident.
Colleges in Spotlight After Charges Over Hazing Death
New Jersey Law Journal
August 15, 2007