Corporal punishment Essays

  • Benefits Of Corporal Punishment

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    The Ineffectiveness of Corporal Punishment Corporal punishment should be banned from use in schools. To better understand why, we must first understand what we mean by corporal punishment. According to Lenta, “corporal punishment is the use of physical force with the intention of causing a child to experience pain, but not injury for the purpose of correction or control of the child’s behavior” (2012, p 693). Additionally an understanding of what discipline is will give a better understanding of

  • Corporal Punishment In Children

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    Corporal punishment is defined as the physical punishment via caning or flogging. Throughout the years corporal punishment, or more formally recognized by the older generations as "spanking" your kids, overtime has recently become acknowledged as a form of physical abuse. However, with the proper context, and an overall understanding between the parent and the child in question, corporal punishment has been considered a valid form of discipline. Throughout the course of history, the physical punishment

  • Corporal Punishment In Public Schools

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    Corporal punishment within public school systems continues to be a controversial issue, however, its use is one of the most effective means of discipline in public schools. “Corporal punishment is technically defined as the infliction of physical pain contingent upon the occurrence of a misbehavior (Vockell, 2010).” The use of corporal punishment has many advantages and supporters. The issue of corporal punishment has reached the United States Supreme Court. James Ingraham and Roosevelt Andrews

  • The Pros And Cons Of Corporal Punishment

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    teach rule-breaking students to be better individuals, but some would say otherwise. Corporal punishment is the causation of physical pain to a person, or in this case, to a student. This started since the middle Ages when whipping became a punishment for minor crimes. In the late 20th century, that is the time where teachers started to do corporal punishment to children. There are different kinds of punishment given to students in schools. The most common one would be yelling and humiliating the

  • The Pros And Cons Of Corporal Punishment

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    Corporal punishment is “the use of physical force with the intention of causing a children pain, but not injury, for purpose of correction or control of the child’s behavior”(Straus and Donnelly, 1993). Spanking, slapping and rapping on the head are the examples of corporal punishment. Nowadays, physical punishment of children is still very common around the world. In some countries, it is even permissible in schools. It has been widely discussed in the general public for many years. Some people

  • Should Parents Use Corporal Punishment

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    been many discussions on whether spanking or corporal punishment is a manifestation of abuse to children or whether it should be used to discipline a child. In today’s society many parents thinks that spanking a child is one of the better approaches to correct him/her if that child has done something that the parent believes is not right. Part of the problem is that everyone characterizes spanking, or corporal punishment differently. “Corporal punishment is the use of physical force with the intention

  • The Psychological Effects Of Corporal Punishment In Children

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    The Effects of Corporal Punishment in Children Doris A. Garcia Houston Community College Professor: Dr. Matt Webster The Effects of Corporal Punishment in Children Should physical means of punishment be an option to discipline our children when they are misbehaving? The use of corporal punishment to discipline children remains one of the last holdouts of old-fashioned childrearing in the United States (Gershoff, 2010). Corporal punishment (or also known as physical punishment) is defined as

  • Essay On The Pros And Cons Of Corporal Punishment

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    The debate surrounding the ethical practice of corporal punishment is a long one. For years, parents, as well as teachers, have argued whether or not they should physically punish children. By definition, corporal punishment is “physical pain inflicted on the bodies of a child as a penalty for disapproved behavior” (Dupper & Montgomery Dingus, 2008). This includes the use of any intentional methods such as hitting, spanking, paddling, exercise drills, painful body postures, and even electric shock

  • Corporal Punishment In America

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    and suicide rates. Corporal punishment has been around for a long time: crime rates have been increasing for a long time as well. There is a direct relation between high crime rates and physical discipline. Physical discipline has a lot of effects that have been proven bad through decades of research. The people should ban corporal punishment in America because one day the country will see that headline. Corporal punishment should be banned in America: because corporal punishment has short-term effects

  • History Of Corporal Punishment

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    Introduction Corporal punishment is a controversial topic and has been the source of extensive legal debate on a global scale, with evidence being presented to support numerous countering views and opinions. Reasonable corporal punishment in the home is still protected by the law in South Africa, and many South Africans are in support of the continuation of its legality. Although some of the arguments raised are valid, the evidence conveying the harms inflicted on children by physical disciplinary

  • Essay On Corporal Punishment

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    discipline is child abuse. But it is also debatable that physical contact is needed in order to show authority. Corporal Punishment is Effective James Dobson, an award winning child welfare advocate, speaks for physical discipline of children. Corporal punishment is defined as any type of physical punishment, i.e. spanking, as a way to correct a child’s behavior. So if corporal punishment is defined so harshly, why is it seen as acceptable

  • Effects Of Corporal Punishment On Self-Esteem

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    the young adult stage, a general increase in self-esteem is observed (Wagner, Ludtke, Jonkmann, & Trautwein, 2013); so even if frequent levels of corporal punishment in childhood did, in fact, reduce one’s self-esteem, this effect is counteracted and cancelled off when they reach young adulthood. This would justify why the effects of corporal punishment on self-esteem were null in this study. Strengths The strengths identified in this study include the use of psychometrically sound questionnaires

  • The Problem Of Corporal Punishment In South Africa

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    1. INTRODUCTION Corporal punishment is a common problem all over the world (United Nations, 2008). South Africa has adopted a Human Rights constitution, ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) in 1995, and legally abolished corporal punishment in schools (Republic of South Africa, 1996, A-47; South African Schools Act, 1996). However, it is still a challenge for some South African teachers to abandon corporal punishment as a disciplinary practice. This study

  • Pros And Cons Of Corporal Punishment At Home

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    Con and Pros of Corporal Punishment at home.      The cons of “Corporal punishment may negatively affect both the parent and child,leaving with heavy hearts and troubled minds.”(Author unknown. NYLN YOUTH LEADERBLOG. July28,2015. November 14,2017.)Affecting the parents and the child’s relationship can led to a very unhealthy future.Having an unhealthy relationship isn’t good on either the parent or child.When the child is older

  • Corporal Punishment Should Be Allowed In Schools

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    trouble with a teacher or if I was disrespectful, whatever the infraction was, I knew I was going to get a swat by the principle.” (Alvarado). Corporal punishment, also known as paddling, began back in the 1800s for the disobedience of kids. Paddlings now only occur in 19 states across the country. If school paddlings still existed in all schools the punishment could get rid of the disobedience that is taking place. Disobedience is taking place in children and even young adults everywhere across the

  • Stafford V. Redding Case Study

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    nineteen states which allow it. The nineteen states are allowed to spank a child when misbehaving. Some schools need parental consent before following through with corporal punishment. For instance, in the Ingraham v. Wright case a student was severely spanked and ended up in the hospital. This case is an illustration of when corporal punishment is unconstitutional. A teacher must know their boundaries when it comes to disciplining a student. Another immense legal issue a teacher is required to know about

  • There's A Boy In Here Book Report

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    held by his mother, he felt like a bear caught in a hunting trap; he was twisting and turning trying to escape the arms of Judy(mom). His constant screaming and hatefulness towards his mother became too much for Judy that she had to resort to corporal punishment to try and control his behavior. As time continues, Judy still couldn’t control Sean so she still had to continue spanking Sean and of course, as time passes on, he became even more annoyed of his mother because of this abuse he was

  • Discuss The Role Of Corporal Punishment In African American Children

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    There is a harsh practice of using corporal punishment in order to discipline children in African American family; spanking, slapping, and pinching the child is common. Though, voices have been raised against these abuses, many black parents believe that the punishment is important to teach their children the ways to live as a black in America. Brittney Cooper, a famed black feminist theorist, in her article entitled “The racial parenting divide: What Adrian Peterson reveals about black vs. white

  • Testing The Limits Of Spanking Their Children

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    debate are those people, mostly parents, who feel that any kind of violence, including a slap on the hand or spanking, is harmful (Berger, G.). Parents on the other side of the debate however feel that strict discipline - up to and including corporal punishment such as beating - is necessary to prevent children from growing up “spoiled” (Berger, G.). A 2014 survey showed that a majority of parents say they approve spanking their children. For he past two decades these numbers have

  • Psychological Manipulation In George Orwell's 1984

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    Physical versus Psychological tactics in 1984 Is it possible that the nursery rhyme “Sticks and Stones” is a common misconception? The children’s rhyme states that “ 'Sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me”. Although sticks and stones may break bones, the bones usually heal. However, words can have a lifetime impact on people. In 1984, slogans and manipulation of language scar citizens more than the Party’s physical control. The words of the Party’s doctrine cause a more