Although support for corporal punishment of children remains widespread in the united states, there is a substantial body of research from psychology and its allied disciplines indicating corporal punishment is ineffective as a disciplinary practice and can have unintended negative effects on children at the. Paulo sergio pinheiro, reporting on a worldwide study on violence against children for the secretary general of the united nations, writes: corporal punishment involves hitting ('smacking', 'slapping', 'spanking') children, with the hand or with an implement – whip, stick, belt, shoe, wooden spoon, etc but it can also involve. The united states tends to be spilt along north-south lines as far as allowing it is concerned, with northern states generally prohibiting the practice and southern states generally allowing it in answer to the question: should corporal punishment in schools be allowed here are the main arguments for and. All industrialised countries now ban corporal punishment in schools (not parental spanking) apart from the usa, canada and one state in australia see wikipedia: making a case for corporal punishment bnet sept 13 this undermines much of the hysterical argument against corporal punishment. Corporal punishment against children has received support for thousands of years from interpretation of legal and religious doctrines, including those beliefs based on judeo-christian and other religions [4, 5] in the united states, corporal punishment has been a conventional method in disciplining children and youth since.
Psychopathology 227, 231 (2007) elizabeth t gershoff & susan h bitensky, the case against corporal punishment of children: converging evidence from social science research and international human rights law and implications for us public policy, 13 psychol pub pol'y, & law. Obviously this “taking sides” can lead to an unfair situation for the child another factor in the misuse of corporal punishment is that it is, or shall we say should be, a violation of the child's rights according to carol kreck, most states have laws forbidding the hitting of animals, prisoners, soldiers, and mental patients. It is concluded that acts of violence against children have declined dramatically in sweden over recent decades corporal punishment is infrequent, serious assaults are equal protection for children: an overview of the experiences of countries that accord children full legal protection from physical punishment national.
The us supreme court upheld the legality of corporal punishment in schools in the landmark ingraham v wright case the supremes ruled 5-4 that the corporal punishment of james ingraham, who was restrained by his assistant principal and paddled by the principal over 20 times, ultimately requiring medical attention,. For example, nigeria's first national violence against children survey (vacs) conducted in 2014 found approximately six out of every 10 children the organisation said, “corporal punishment is lawful in schools under article 295(4) of the criminal code (south), which states that 'a schoolmaster or a. Schools, and a few states remain without specific legis- lation regarding the use of corporal punishment in schools this is where the bans against corporal punish- ment in the united states end, however it is legal in every state in the union for a parent or guardian to use corporal punishment against their children in some.
But in the united states, it's still perfectly legal to spank your own children this is because state laws only define physical abuse as any unreasonably violent actions that leave a mark on a child spanking and other less severe types of physical punishment generally don't count — and as a result, about. Irwin hyman, in his book the case against spanking, states that america is “one of the most punitive of western democracies in regard to children, misbehavior, and defiance” and this proclivity to use physical punishment, the archetype of many other forms of assault and battery, has made our country one of the most. Corporal punishment of minors in the united states, meaning the infliction of physical pain or discomfort by parents or other adult guardians, including in some cases school officials, for purposes of punishing unacceptable behavior, is subject to varying legal limits, depending on the state minor children in the united states.
Children therefore are not protected against physical injury in an equal manner with the rest of the state population the law violates the eighth amendment the only united states supreme court case that has dealt directly with corporal punishment of children was ingraham v wright in 1977 this case dealt with the.
Still, many states especially those in the south, hold on to this outdated form of discipline research, coupled with the opinions of most health care professionals , indicate that there is a problem corporal punishment is not an effective form of discipline in schools one of the major complaints against corporal punishment is. Full-text paper (pdf): the case against corporal punishment of children: converging evidence from social science research and international human rights law and implications for us public policy. And the sources i quote there: alfie kohn -unconditional parenting (and punished by rewards and the case against competition), jesper juul - your competent child , marshall rosenberg - nonviolent of course, i refer to the 19 states in the us that still permit the paddling of students as a form of corporal punishment.