Corporal Punishment

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Every child, every parent, and every situation is different, the punishment that follows than should also be different. One way is Corporal punishment, but it is not a fix all, therefore should not be used for everything and all the time, but it is a good tool to use once in a while. Corporal punishment is as viable as any other form of punishment, all form of punishment can become abusive, not just corporal. Taking away the rights of a parent to use every tool they have from theses situation makes it harder to handle them. While not all parents should use corporal punishment, all parents should have the choice to make that decision.
To have an accurate understanding of the situation surrounding corporal punishment there has to be a clear
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The definition of Physical Punishment is any form of penalty in a judicial, educational or domestic setting that takes a physical form, by the infliction on the offender of pain, injury, discomfort or humiliation. There are many different types of punishment, some of the main types of physical punishment are: Capital punishment, Corporal punishment, Mutilation, and others. While corporal punishment has already been defined earlier in the paper, Capital punishment is used to ultimately kill the person, some examples of these would be Hanging, Gas chamber, Stoning, and Lethal injection. Mutilation is one of the crueler form, some examples of this type would be Amputating, Branding, and Lobotomy. The Other category is used for things that don’t really fall in to the other types, some of these punishments might have been overlooked by people and not even thought of as a type of physical punishment. Some examples of this type would be Running laps, Detention, and the Dunce cap. While each of these types of punishment could become abusive and torturous two of these are meant to be like that, Capital and Mutilation, both of these types’ end goal is not to discipline, but to punish and …show more content…
A good counter to some of these claims is while it may be true that physical abuse can be connected and have a correlation to a damage mental state or psychological damage it does not automatically means that any form of corporal punishment also can have a correlation. Doing corporal punishment correctly is different than abuse, therefore would have a different effect on the metal state of the child. The studies that did these research that show a connection between abuse and a bad mental state all are done with flaws. The studies are often done without defining some terms correctly, allowing there to be an area of misinterpreted information gathering and analyzation. The result from a study on physical abuse is than used in a debate about physical discipline and its effect when in fact those effects are from abuse and not normal physical discipline. There also have been studies where the method of gathering information has been shown to increase bias information. People who have depression or suffers from other forms of mental illness are usually able to remember unwanted or/and painful experiences better than a person without these illness, even if they both went through the same experience. This can explain some of the increase remembrance of spanking in mentally ill individual. These studies also don’t always explain that the results could be caused by other things

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