Corporal Punishment in Schools Essay

  • Corporal Punishment In School

    School is supposed to be a safe environment for everyone to attend, but imagine being subjected to being whipped and hit everyday. According to the Washington Post, as of 2013 19 states in the United States allow corporal punishment although parental permission is required in some of the states, it is surprisingly often given. Today, incarceration is the most modern approach in the judicial system, but that doesn 't mean it’s always the right one. Prisons do not always rehabilitate and stop crime within the prisons and guards can barely keep prisoners out of circulation. There are many issues that come along with incarceration and using corporal punishment could deter some of those problems. Basically, corporal punishment has a time and a place, but it is absolutely not acceptable in schools. Worldwide, each area has their own viewpoint on corporal punishment. According to the article “Corporal punishment policies around the world” on, thirty one nations across the globe completely banned corporal punishment. About 70 other nations allow corporal punishment in some forms, but have very strict limitations on how it can be applied. The United States has completely prohibited corporal punishment in thirty one of its states and the District of Columbia. This would leave the 19 states in the country that allow corporal punishments to certain degrees. Some states have harsher laws than others. In 1779, Sweden was the first country on the planet that made it completely…

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  • Corporal Punishment In Schools

    Cassie McWhirt Professor Traw English Comp 1 2 November 2017 Facing the Issues: Corporal Punishment Adrian Peterson, a member of the NFL, was charged for being physically abusive to his young child (Dyson 1). Peterson acted out on this harsh discipline regimen by whipping his young toddler son with a sharp tree branch which caused bruises and blisters. Sadly, more than two-thirds of families in the USA agree on corporal punishment (Dyson 1). Back in the days of slavery, beatings were a…

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  • Corporal Punishment In School Essay

    punish their children is corporal punishment (physical punishment). However, others believe that corporal punishment is harmful physically and mentally for their children. There are better ways to discipline children, whether it be time outs or taking away privileges. Also, in school lunch detention or In-School Suspension are great ways to punish to bring behavior change to that child. “The results of a representative German sample using multivariate analyses show that individuals who were…

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  • Corporal Punishment In Schools Essay

    Corporal Punishment: Exploring the Discipline Wars Corporal punishment as it pertains to the scope of this paper is defined as “physical punishment, [such] as spanking, [is] inflicted on a child by an adult in authority.” Generally, the punishment is carried out with an open hand or a tool such as a paddle, rod, or “switch.” The purpose of this text is to explore the use of corporal punishment on children as a method of discipline and how it affects them both short and long term. The use of…

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  • Corporal Punishment In Public Schools: Article Analysis

    ten reported states that use paddling as a punishment in public schools, with Mississippi as the front-runner for the most reported paddlings. But, this is only the reported paddling, there is no telling of how much happens that is not reported to school officials. The Southern States are the most popular for corporal punishment in schools because of how religious these states and the people in them tend to be. “The Bible Belt states, where ardent Protestant Fundamentalism is strong, have been…

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  • Advantages And Disadvantages Of Corporal Punishment Towards Children By Their Parents

    Is corporal punishment needed to discipline children? This is a very controversial question that is often debated. Even with as many arguments as there are against corporal punishment, there are also arguments for such punishment for children. This is something that tends to happen in both home and school settings. This type of punishment is very hurtful to the child and can have lasting effects on the child throughout their life. It can cause damage to relationships. It can also cause many…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Inductive Punishment

    benefits to the child than corporal punishment. The cognitive benefits are the ability of children to learn and their motivation to learn. The definition given of cognition by Merriam-Webster is that cognition involves conscious mental activities which include thinking, learning, understanding and remembering. Straus (2001) claims that if parents use physical punishment instead of inductive discipline, the child 's cognitive skills might suffer. The Ministry of Social Development in New Zealand…

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  • The Side Effects Of Corporal Punishment In Child Development

    Although many people associate corporal punishment with school discipline, the term is also applied to violent punishments in family households. “The National Family Violence Survey shows that parents severely assault at least 1.7 million children each year. It is estimated that 60% of child abuse cases began as physical punishment.” (Marshall, p. 10-13). Consequently, numerous children suffer the negative side effects in their early development because it is legal in many states. This policy is…

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  • Campbell And Cosans V. United Kingdom Case Study

    the right of a teacher enforce corporal punishment, and the right of a student being denied education because he or she did not want to receive corporal punishment. The claims began from two different schools in Scotland. The Campbell family had their young son enrolled in the St Mathews Roman Catholic Primary School located in Bishopbriggs. The school policy was that corporal punishment would be allowed and used as a adequate disciplinary action if so needed. The mother asked for her son not…

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  • Spare The Rod Spoil The Child Essay

    II The concept of corporal punishment is to correct the undesirable behavior by using swift force, to stop a child from repeating certain negative behaviors in the future. Although, most are familiar with the saying, ‘Spare the rod, Spoil the child’, some seem to interpret its meaning as a permissible form of discipline. Some devout beliefs, use this ideology as a method of administering discipline to be justifiable, which is why corporal punishment is still legal in many states…

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